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Shooting leaves armed suspect dead

The Mesa County Coroner has identified the man killed by law enforcement on Saturday morning as...
The Mesa County Coroner has identified the man killed by law enforcement on Saturday morning as 52-year-old Kurt Phelps of Loma.(KKCO/KJCT)
Published: Aug. 29, 2020 at 4:13 PM MDT
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LOMA, Colo. (KJCT) - The Mesa County Coroner has identified the man killed by law enforcement on Saturday morning as 52-year-old Kurt Phelps of Loma.

According to the Grand Junction Police Department, dispatch received a call around 10:00 a.m. that morning from a neighbor of Phelps’ stating he was trespassing on their property. When law enforcement arrived, they saw that Phelps was armed with a firearm and was not being compliant with their directions. “Ultimately, the suspect was shot by law enforcement,” according to the press release from the GJPD. Emergency units performed life-saving efforts and the male was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The incident took place in the 1200 block of M ¾ Rd in Loma.

No law enforcement officers were injured in this incident. The involved officers and deputies will be placed on administrative leave, as is standard protocol.

This will be under investigation.

This article will be updated as information is received.

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