An arrest has been made in the incident that occurred yesterday at 1600 North Avenue.
The investigation by the multi-jurisdictional Critical Incident Response Team (CIRT) has led to the arrest of 20 year old Michael Camacho. After medical treatment for non-life threatening injuries, Camacho was transported to the Mesa County Jail on charges of First Degree Assault on a Peace Officer, a class three felony, and Menacing, a class five felony. Camacho is being held on a $10,000 bond. A booking photo for Camacho is not available at this time.
(Assault in the First Degree can be charged when, “with intent to cause serious bodily injury upon the person of a peace officer…, he or she threatens with a deadly weapon a peace officer…engaged in the performance of his or her duties”).
The officer involved in this incident is Corporal Cody Kennedy, who has served with the Grand Junction Police Department since 2005. Corporal Kennedy is a member of our SWAT team, as well as a training officer for our department. His photo is attached.
Corporal Kennedy remains on administrative leave, pending the outcome of an internal investigation. The criminal investigation into this incident by the CIRT team is ongoing.