One Man Detained After Shooting and SWAT Standoff
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - One man is being detained following a shooting that took place at about 11:15 am at 476 Glen Rd. A total of four people were transported to the hospital, one with multiple gunshot wounds and three others with injuries possibly from another type of weapon. All are expected to survive. While officers were investigating the shooting, they obtained information that the suspect’s vehicle may be linked to an address in the 2000 block of Elm Ave. As the first officer was pulling up to that address he noticed a vehicle matching the description of one seen at the Glen Road incident leaving the Elm Ave. house. The shooting suspect was not in the vehicle, however the person inside told the officer the suspect was inside the house on Elm Avenue. As officers went up to the house on Elm Avenue, multiple people began coming out, however they did not find the suspect. Officers briefly detained several of those who came out of the house while they sorted out who may or may not have been connected to the shooting. While doing so, they learned a two-month old baby had been left inside the Elm Avenue house, with the suspect still possibly inside. SWAT team officers set up outside the house, and were able to safely get the baby out and return her to her mother. They then went back inside and began searching the house for the suspect. Two neighbors watched the incident go down from their backyard and said, "[We] came home from lunch and we look out the backyard and there's a SWAT team running down the alley, I was like 'what the hell's going on?' Ran outside to the backyard to see what was going on, it was craziness." While SWAT was in the house, officers received a tip that the suspect was walking near 28 Road and North Ave. Officers immediately responded to that area, where they found the suspect and detained him. Initial reports from police indicate this was a domestic issue dealing with custody. There are multiple witnesses being interviewed and authorities are still sorting through the details. No one has been charged at this time, as they continue to investigate. If anyone has information about this incident they can call the Grand Junction Police Department at 242-6707, call Crime Stoppers at 241-STOP, send the information via the web at www.241stop.com, or text CRIMES to 241STOP and include your tip information.