Mesa County, Colo. — Just before 9:30 p.m., on May 11, 2014, Mesa County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area of E and Mesa View Lane, Clifton, for an adult male who called 911 and made suicidal statements. A deputy made initial contact with the subject on the corner of 33 and E Road, Clifton. At some point during the contact the deputy shot the man. The man was transported to an area hospital by ambulance and was conscious at the time of transport.
At this time the 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team has been activated to investigate this officer involved shooting, which is standard practice. The CIRT investigation is being led by the Grand Junction Police Department. No further information is expected to be released tonight.
The Critical Incident Response Team is comprised of the following agencies: Grand Junction Police Department, Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, Fruita Police Department, Palisade Police Department, Colorado State Patrol, 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office, and Colorado Bureau of Investigation. It is generally activated when a law enforcement agency is involved in a critical incident to ensure a complete and accurate investigation.