Police: One suspect in custody following standoff
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Police have identified the suspect taken into custody following Friday morning’s standoff as 33-year-old Andrew Gregg of Grand Junction. Gregg is facing multiple charges, including robbery, burglary, felony menacing, resisting arrest, and more.
The standoff happened early Friday morning in an apartment unit near 2nd Street and Belford Ave.
Police say that prior to the standoff, Gregg allegedly robbed a convenience store off of 2nd and North Ave, and then fled to the apartment unit. Police say that shots were fired during the robbery. No injuries were reported, however.
The standoff forced authorities to evacuate the apartment complex, and a shelter in place was sent to nearby residents. This has since been released.
Our crew on scene tells us that once the suspect was taken into custody, he was treated by paramedics. While being treated, he shoved off medics and tried to flee from authorities once again. However, officers were able to subdue him.
The standoff forced SWAT units to respond to the scene and forced several nearby roads to be shut off to the public. Police have since opened up surrounding streets, but a police presence in the area will continue.
This is a developing story, check back for updates.
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