Two arrests have been made related to this morning’s officer involved shooting incident.
Timothy Pearce, age 29, has been booked into the Mesa County Jail for two warrants, unrelated to this morning’s incident.
Rocky Cannett, age 28, was booked into the Mesa County Jail for charges of Attempted First Degree Assault on Peace Officer (4F), Vehicular Eluding (5F), Tampering with Physical Evidence (6F), Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance (DF4), and Obstruction of a Peace Officer (2M).
The black Mustang has also been located by authorities.
Documents in this case have been sealed by the court.
No other suspects are currently being sought in relation to this incident. See original release below.
This morning, the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office was investigating a suspicious incident, possibly involving a wanted subject, at 29 ½ Road and Patterson. An involved vehicle was described as an older model black Ford Mustang. The vehicle was later seen by an off-duty MCSO deputy in the area of 29 Road, near the I-70 overpass. This information was aired to on-duty law enforcement personnel. A deputy with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office located the suspect vehicle and attempted contact with the occupants. The driver of the Mustang reportedly almost struck the deputy with the vehicle. The deputy fired his weapon and the vehicle fled the scene and has not been located. The deputy is uninjured.
As with any officer involved shooting, the Critical Incident Response Team, comprised of representatives of the 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, is responsible for the investigation of this incident. If anyone has information regarding the vehicle or the subjects involved, they are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers of Mesa County to provide an anonymous tip. Additional details will be released from the Grand Junction Police Department on behalf of CIRT as they become available.