Mesa County Sheriff’s Deputy Involved Shooting

Shots were fired at approximately 8 p.m. that involved a Grand Junction Deputy. The officer sustained no injuries and the suspect had minor injuries.
Published: Jan. 24, 2023 at 8:49 PM MST
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Update 9:15 a.m. - The officer-involved shooting occurred at approximately 7:40 p.m. on Jan. 24, 2023, when deputies with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office attempted to apprehend a male with a Felony Arrest Warrant at 2842 North Ave.

The identity of the deputy involved has not been released, however, he is currently on paid administrative leave.

The suspect involved has also not yet been identified.

The investigation is still in early stages and members of the Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) will conduct interviews of witnesses and involved persons in this case over upcoming days.

No further information is available at this time; information will be updated as it becomes available.

CIRT is composed of representatives from of the Grand Junction Police Department, Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, Fruita Police Department, Palisade Police Department, Colorado State Patrol, 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office, Colorado Department of Corrections-Division of Adult Parole, and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.

The Grand Junction Police Department is leading this investigation on behalf of the CIRT.

A Grand Junction Deputy was involved in a shooting during an attempt to apprehend a male for a...
A Grand Junction Deputy was involved in a shooting during an attempt to apprehend a male for a Felony Arrest Warrant. The male was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.(David Jones)

Update 11:22 p.m. - A male subject was transported from the scene of Tuesday night’s officer involved shooting on North Avenue with non-life threatening injuries. There is no threat to the community however, North Avenue will remain closed between 28 1/4 and 28 1/2 Roads while the Critical Incident Response Team continues their investigation.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KJCT) - A Mesa County Sheriff’s Deputy has been involved in a shooting on North Avenue between 28 1/4 and 28 1/2 Roads.

The Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) has been activated. No deputies have been injured. There is no known public threat.

North Avenue between 28 1/4 and 28 1/2 is shut down while CIRT investigates.

Traffic in the area is being halted and drivers are asked to avoid the area until further notice.

The investigation is ongoing.