Arrest Made in 1600 North Avenue Incident #GVCopBeat

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cuffsAn 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”).

kennedy%2c-codyThe 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.

One thought on “Arrest Made in 1600 North Avenue Incident #GVCopBeat

    Paul R. Cormia said:
    October 20, 2016 at 10:58 am

    I am glad to hear your officers are ok following the incident at 1600 north ave. I used to reside at these apartments. I moved away in July to relocate here to South Dakota, and shared my plans with a couple of your officers before I left. I now reside at the VA domicile in Hot Springs SD and have been in a residential rehab program. I’m clean and sober now for over 90 days. Soon I’ll be returning to my career field of aviation maintenance. I wanted to respond to say thank you for all the times your officers have helped me. Officers I remember were Kieth Wilson, officer Keech and many others. I have always respected law enforcement and believe “all lives matter”. I thought you may like to hear I’m well and I’m taking my efforts at recovery very seriously. Have a great rest of the day and be safe! Sincerely, Paul Cormia

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