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Two arrested for firing a dozen rounds at occupied Clifton home, firing rounds into GJPD building

Credit: David Jones
Credit: David Jones
Published: Dec. 17, 2020 at 9:56 AM MST|Updated: Dec. 18, 2020 at 4:05 PM MST
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - Two local young men are now behind bars after two separate shooting incidents that occurred on Dec. 17.

Originally, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) reported that they took Justin Fowler, 21 of Grand Junction, and Trey Shriver, 20 of Clifton, into custody after they fired several shots at an occupied home in the area of Moonlight Court and Belford Ave in Clifton.

Our crew on scene reported that as many as 12 rounds were fired at the house and that it was likely a drive-by shooting. On Friday, the MCSO reported that both suspects are now facing two counts of Attempted Murder in the First Degree in addition to the charges previously released (shown at the bottom of the article).

After the two suspects fired at the home, deputies responded, and a short while later the vehicle that witnesses said they were in had been spotted in the area. Deputies stopped the truck and took Fowler and Shriver into custody. Deputies found a defaced gun and spent shell casings during a search of the vehicle.

On Friday, Dec. 18, the Grand Junction Police Department reported that Fowler and Shriver were also the culprits who fired shots at a second-floor window of the Grand Junction Police Department building on Ute Ave.

Shown is the GJPD building window that was shot at. Police say they discovered it was Fowler...
Shown is the GJPD building window that was shot at. Police say they discovered it was Fowler and Shriver by looking at security footage, which showed shots coming from the same vehicle that the MCSO arrested the two in after the Clifton shots fired incident.(Credit: GJPD)

Fortunately, both incidents led to no injuries.

Fowler is facing the following charges from the incident in Clifton:

  • Obstructing Peace Officer (M2)
  • Reckless Endangerment (M3)
  • Prohibited Use Of Weapons (M2)
  • Possession Of A Defaced Firearm (M1)
  • Illegal Discharge Of Firearm (F5)
  • Criminal Mischief $1,000 Or More, Less Than $5,000 (F6)
  • Unlawful Possession <4g Controlled Substance Sch I/II, Flunitrazepam, Ketamine, Ghb (DM1)
  • Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia (DPO)

The charges from the GJPD incident are:

  • Reckless endangerment – 6 counts
  • Disorderly conduct – 6 counts
  • Prohibited use of weapons – 6 counts
  • Criminal Mischief $5,000 or more – 1 count
  • Illegal discharge of a firearm – 3 counts

Shriver is facing the following charges from the incident in Clifton:

  • Reckless Endangerment (M3)
  • Possession Of A Defaced Firearm (M1)
  • Minor In Possession Of Alcohol
  • Prohibited Use Of Weapons (M2)
  • Illegal Discharge Of Firearm (F5)
  • Possession Of Weapons By Previous Offenders (F6)
  • Resisting Arrest (M2)
  • Criminal Mischief $1,000 Or More, Less Than $5,000 (F6)
  • Fugitive Other Jurisdiction Warrant
  • Attempt To Influence A Public Servant (F4)

The charges from the GJPD incident are:

  • Reckless endangerment – 6 counts
  • Disorderly conduct – 6 counts
  • Prohibited use of weapons – 6 counts
  • Criminal Mischief $5,000 or more – 1 count
  • Illegal discharge of a firearm – 3 counts
Justin Fowler, 21, Grand Junction
Justin Fowler, 21, Grand Junction(Credit: MCSO)
Trey Shiver, 20, Clifton
Trey Shiver, 20, Clifton(Credit: MCSO)

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