Officers are investigating the events that unfolded in the early morning hours of August 8, that led to multiple calls of shots fired in local neighborhoods.
Shortly before 3 A.M., the Grand Junction Regional Communications Center received several calls regarding shots fired, in the 3500 block of N 12th Street. Officers responded to the area and were able to locate witnesses. Neither the suspect, nor the victim, were located at the scene. A shelter in place was sent out to residents in the area.
A short time later, law enforcement was notified that a male patient arrived at a local hospital with an injury consistent to a gunshot wound.
At approximately 3:15 A.M., officers were called to the Spring Valley subdivision, on another shots fired call. When officers arrived, they noticed a vehicle speeding out of the neighborhood. Law enforcement officers pursued the vehicle into the Neighborhood Walmart parking lot, located off Warrior Way and the I-70 Business Loop. The suspect fled the vehicle and a short foot pursuit ensued. Ultimately, officers contacted the suspect inside of the Walmart, where he was taken into custody.
Clayton McCollum, age 24, of Grand Junction, was arrested and remanded to the Mesa County Detention Facility on the following charges related to both shooting incidents:
Attempted First Degree Murder, 2 counts, F2
1st Degree Assault, 2 counts, F3
2nd Degree Assault on a Peace Officer, F4
Possession of a weapon by a previous offender, F5
Felony Menacing, 2 counts, F5
Illegal Discharge of a firearm, F5
Vehicular Eluding, F5
2nd Degree Burglary, F4
Reckless Endangerment, M2
Resisting Arrest, M2