On May 19, at about 5:50 p.m., officers with the Grand Junction Police Department were dispatched to the area of 8th St. and Grand Ave. for a reported multi-car crash. Officers found one person deceased at that scene, and began searching for a subject who had fled with a weapon. Near 10th St. and Gunnison Ave., a carjacking occurred, followed immediately thereafter by an officer-involved shooting. The suspect at that scene later died of his injuries. This is a highly complex investigation, with multiple crime scenes being processed simultaneously, and numerous witnesses and victims being interviewed.
There will be further information available tomorrow after the initial interviews and crime scene processing has been completed. A press briefing will happen sometime during the afternoon of May 20; time and location to be announced in the morning.
There are no outstanding suspects, and no additional safety concerns at this time.