GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. What started as a normal Saturday night party turned into mayhem after a shooting on Orchard Mesa over the weekend left a teenager in the hospital with wounds, which records said caused a substantial risk of death.
Around 3:00 a.m. on Saturday neighbors around the 100 block of Dorothy Ave. reported fighting and shots fired to the Grand Junction Police Department.
Upon investigating officers found the victim, identified as 16 year old Corey Fields, in the True Value parking lot with a gun shot wound to his back.
Police records say the gunman, 20 year old Aaron Munoz, was in a stand off with several other people at a party. Fields said he has been friends with Munoz for years and convinced him to leave. He was shot in the car as they left the scene, but Fields says it was an accident.
Criminal history for Munoz shows he was convicted of second degree burglary back in 2011.
He now faces charges of second degree assault, possession of a weapon by a previous offender, illegal discharge of a firearm and reckless endangerment.
Munoz is currently being held in the Mesa County Jail on a $25,000 bond. He will be back in court on April 15th for a formal filing of charges.