Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Early Morning Homicide

Aaron Carpenter, 33,
MCSO Photo 12-24-19

#UPDATE:  December 24, 2019
The Mesa County Coroner’s Office has completed its examination regarding the death of Brianna Carpenter, a 28 year-old female resident of Grand Junction, Colorado. Mrs.Carpenter was the victim of the early morning shooting on December 24, 2019 in the 2900 Block of Sandra Avenue. The cause of death is gunshot wound of the abdomen and the manner of death is homicide.

No further information is expected to be released at this time, the case remains under investigation.

#Previously Released:
December 24, 2019, At approximately 7:20 am, Mesa County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a call of shots fired in the 2900 Block of Sandra Avenue.

 Deputies arrived and began CPR on the victim until EMT’s arrived. The 28 year old female victim was transported to St. Mary’s hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

Investigators arrested Aaron Carpenter, age 33, of Grand Junction, on the following charges:

Murder in the first degree
First degree assault

The coroner will release the victim’s identity and cause and manner of death at the conclusion of their investigation.

Deputies remain on scene continuing their investigation. This has been determined to be an isolated incident.

*Note the booking photo has been updated