Officer Involved Shooting at a Grand Junction Gas Station

UPDATE: An arrest has been made in connection with the February 2, 2020 officer-involved shooting and is currently being investigated by the 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team.

Victor Jackson, 30, was released from the hospital today and was taken into custody.

Jackson was arrested on the following charges:

  • 2 Counts of First Degree Assault (Class 3 Felony)
  • 2 Counts of Menacing with Deadly Weapon (Class 5 Felony)
  • Resisting Arrest (M2)
  • Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender (Class 5 Felony)
  • Aggravated Motor Vehicle Theft, Less than $20,000 (Class 5 Felony)
  • Criminal Impersonation (Class 6 Felony)
  • Criminal Possession of a Financial Device, four or more (Class 5 Felony)
  • Criminal Possession of an Identification Document, two or more (Class 6 Felony)
  • Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance (Class 4 Drug Felony)
  • Special Offender, sentence enhancer (Class 1 Drug Felony)

Jackson is currently being held in the Mesa County Detention Facility on a $1,000,000 Cash Bond.

The case has been turned over to the 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office for review.

UPDATE: The officer on duty has been identified in an officer-involved shooting at a Grand Junction gas station we reported Sunday, February 2nd.

On Friday, the GJPD identified the officer who fired his weapon as Zach Diaz.

Officer Diaz will be placed on paid administrative leave until the conclusion of the investigation, according to the standard Grand Junction Police Department protocol.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office reports about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday officers with the Grand Junction Police Department were requested to assist with the removal of an adult individual from the Maverik gas station located at 2902 D Road.

During contact with the individual an officer involved shooting occurred and the individual was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

The Sheriff’s Office says none of the involved law enforcement officers were injured.

The Grand Junction Police Department will be responsible for releasing the names of the involved officers and according to their agency’s policy, the officers will be placed on administrative leave.

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