Two wounded victims from GJ shooting also charged with attempted 1st-degree murder

(Photo by David Jones)
Published: Feb. 24, 2021 at 9:45 AM MST|Updated: Feb. 25, 2021 at 10:44 AM MST
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The two victims that were wounded in a late-night shooting on Main Street on Tuesday night have now both been charged with attempted murder in the first degree.

The Grand Junction Police Department (GJPD) says that Carter Bieber, 18, has been booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility and the other suspect, who is a 17-year-old juvenile, has been remanded to the Grand Mesa Youth Services Center.

The shooting occurred in the 1800 block of Main shortly before 10 p.m. at an apartment complex. Upon arrival to the scene, police were not able to locate any victims, but found numerous shell casings in the parking lot, and found damage to the building consistent with bullet holes.

“I checked my bedroom window, and saw a car pull away,” says a neighbor, who goes by Mr. J. “I thought, wow! Right here? It was so close, right under my bedroom window.”

Multiple shell casings were found near the apartment complex.
Multiple shell casings were found near the apartment complex.(David Jones)

Shortly after the incident, officers were notified that two victims with gunshot wounds had arrived at St. Mary’s Hospital in a private vehicle. Their injuries were serious, but non-life-threatening.

Through their initial investigation, police indicated that three parties were involved in the incident and that all three parties discharged a firearm at the scene. Detectives have been unsuccessful in contacting the third party or locating an additional firearm, according to the GJPD. They believe the firearm that was used during the incident may have been discarded somewhere along the path taken by the private vehicle from the apartment complex to the hospital. If anyone locates a weapon of suspicion, you are asked to report it to 911 immediately.

Police are continuing to investigate the incident. If you have any information you are asked to contact that nonemergency dispatch at 970-242-6707.

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