Officers Attempt to Contact Armed Suspect, Flees on Foot #GVCopBeat

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At approximately 6:00 p.m. officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to a call in the 2900 block of Patterson on reports of a potentially armed suspect. The suspect was reported to be on foot and heading towards the Lucky Me Convenience Store, located at 2902 Patterson Road.

When officers arrived at the convenience store, they made contact with the suspect, who they were able to determine was armed with a handgun. The suspect fled the convenience store on foot and was non-compliant to the verbal commands of the Grand Junction Police Officers who were attempting to take him into custody. After failing to gain compliance of the armed suspect, officers deployed 40mm less lethal impact rounds, striking the subject. The suspect continued to be non-compliant and an officer discharged a taser, striking the subject to gain compliance and take the suspect into custody.

The subject was arrested and transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries. During this incident, Patterson Road was shut down in both directions, out of an abundance of caution.

The investigation remains open and officers with the Grand Junction Police Department will continue to conduct interviews of the events that took place.

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