UPDATE: Standoff in Grand Junction

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

An update to the situation where a man barricaded himself inside a home on Orchard Avenue early Sunday evening:

Authorities say around 2 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, officers responded to a domestic violence call in the 1200 block of BookCliff Avenue. The suspect had already fled the scene when they arrived, but officials had information that he might be in a house on the 1600 block of Orchard Avenue.

When Grand Junction Police arrived, they saw the man in a home and tried to get him out. The residents who lived in the home were not there at the time. GJPD spoke to them shortly after and they said there were handguns in the house. That made the situation more dangerous for law officials.

Authorities set up a perimeter around the house and called the S.W.A.T. team to assist them with the situation. The man eventually came out of the house and was arrested. Authorities say he will be facing charges of burglary and domestic violence at least.

Neighbors say the GJPD did a great job keeping them informed of the situation. They received reverse-9-1-1 calls when the incident first happened and again when it ended.


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) Authorities tell us police are looking for a suspect on Orchard Avenue in Grand Junction. We're told he has barricaded himself in a house at 1615 Orchard Avenue in Grand Junction. Officers and the SWAT team are trying to make contact with him. Officials tell us Orchard Avenue is shut down on 15th to 17th street. According to a neighbor, the residents at 1615 Orchard Avenue are out of town right now. We've also received several calls into our newsroom of concerned residents looking for more information. We don't have any more information, but will keep you posted online and on-air on the latest developments.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 2, 2012 at 09:07 AM
    Just shoot the idiot!
  • by Fred on Jul 1, 2012 at 04:38 PM
    Turn off his swamp cooler.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 1, 2012 at 05:23 PM in reply to Fred
      Amen brother, good freaking idea.
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