Police Link Car To Drive By Shooting

Investigators with the Mesa County Sheriff's Office continue to look into Thursday's arrest of a Grand Valley man driving a stolen car. They believe the car can be connected to a drive–by shooting in Fruitvale last month. On October 10th someone drove into a Fruitvale neighborhood and began shooting, firing several bullets into a car. At least one other bullet went through the window of a home. Noone was injured in the incident.

A Mesa County Sheriff's Office investigator says he believes the car was involved in that incident, but he says it may not be possible to connect the suspect in the stolen car incident to that shooting.

Bobby Roy McElrow was arrested yesterday in Grand Junction after he abandoned the stolen car and fled. He was hiding in a hot tub when officers arrested him.

McElrow has been charged with car theft and receiving stolen property, as well as gun possession and other violations.
Investigators say so far the man has refused to talk to them, which makes it difficult to connect him to the drive–by.

A woman who also ran from the scene hid in a garage in the neighborhood where the stolen car was stopped. She turned herself into deputies later in the day. She was not charged and has been released.

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