Officials: Local Father Shoots and Kills Son After Altercation
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- An early morning shooting on Wednesday made for a dramatic scene for one Grand Junction neighborhood, after a father allegedly fatally shot his son, 48-year-old Garth Byron Meier.
Around 12:45 a.m., Grand Junction police responded to 688 29 1/2 Road in Grand Junction.
Authorities say there were three people inside the house when an altercation occurred, leaving one man dead.
“We believe the relationship between the two men were father-son, with the son being the victim,” said Kate Porras of the Grand Junction Police Department.
At some point during the argument, police say Meier's father shot and killed him.
According to the Mesa County Coroner's Office, Meier's cause of death was a gunshot wound to the chest. His manner of death was homicide.
The incident is causing concerns for neighbors NewsChannel 5 reached out to. One in particular says he hasn’t seen a case like this in the area since he moved more than 15 years ago.
“It's pretty calm here all the time,” said Gerald Jester. “We are sort of at the end of the road of both directions.”
Two people were home at the time of the incident. They were immediately detained and questioned by police.
“They have since been released but we are continuing the investigation to find out what exactly happened,” said Porras.
No arrests have been made at this time and the police department says they are not looking for any suspects.