Shortly after midnight on Saturday, September 22nd, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department were dispatched to a report of a shooting at a residence in the 1100 Block of Main Street. Upon arrival, officers located one adult male with a single gunshot wound to his chest. The victim, who has been identified by the Mesa County Coroner’s Office as 21 year old Brett Ojiyi, was pronounced dead at the scene.
After conducting numerous interviews and evaluating evidence over the weekend, we have determined that the gunshot was not self-inflicted. We have identified all parties involved in this incident, and all subjects are cooperating with the investigation. Although no arrests have been made at this time, we want to reassure our community that we have no reason to believe that there is any ongoing public safety threat related to this incident.
It is critical that we continue to thoroughly work through the details of this investigation, to include additional interviews of witnesses and evaluation of evidence to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting, in order to obtain an accurate picture of what occurred. This is not a quick process. As it becomes reasonable to release further details, we will share them.
This is a heart breaking situation for everyone affected, and our sympathies are with families and loved ones who are suffering.