Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Update: District Attorney declines charges against GJPD Officer in Feb. OIS

MESA COUNTY, Colo – At approximately 2:30 a.m. on February 2, 2020, an officer with the Grand Junction Police Department was getting gas at the Maverick gas station at 2902 D Road when a clerk asked for his assistance. The clerk told the officer a man had been in the restroom for several hours and had not left. A second officer arrived to assist. During the contact with the individual an officer involved shooting occurred. The involved individual was identified as 30-year-old Victor Jackson.

Jackson was transported to the hospital and treated for his injuries. Once he was medically cleared and released, he was arrested for charges related to this incident. None of the involved law enforcement officers were injured.

As with all officer-involved shootings in Mesa County, the 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team was responsible for the investigation of this incident. The agencies involved in this investigation were the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office, and Colorado Department of Corrections Adult Parole.

The CIRT investigation was completed and turned over to the 21st Judicial District Attorney's Office. District Attorney Dan Rubinstein has completed his review of the investigation, and his findings can be reviewed here.

Previous press releases about this incident can be viewed here.