Block sealed off after shots
No one was injured during a Sunday incident in a residential neighborhood near Colorado Mesa University that shut down an entire block for hours while the Grand Junction Police Department SWAT Team tried to get two men allegedly involved in an early morning assault to surrender to authorities.
Shortly after noon, nearly seven hours after the incident was first reported, Aaron Kennedy, 41, and Nathan Kennedy, 43, both of Grand Junction, walked out of a house at 752 Glenwood Ave., and were arrested on suspicion of obstructing officers and prohibited use of a weapon, according to Police Department spokeswoman Kate Porras.
Nathan Kennedy was given a ticket, while Aaron Kennedy also was arrested on suspicion of second-degree assault, felony menacing and reckless endangerment, Porras said.
No further information about the men, including booking photos or results from a search of the house, was released.
Officers were originally called to the area at 5 a.m. on reports of shots fired in the alley between the 700 blocks of Bunting and Glenwood avenues.
According to Porras, one of the Kennedys was at a party on Bunting Avenue and was told to leave. He returned, however, armed with a gun and with the other Kennedy, and an altercation between the men and a male occurred in the alley, investigators suspect.
The man was hit in the face with the butt of the gun. As he fled, two shots, possibly from a shotgun, were fired. One of the shots hit a fence, sending debris at the victim, investigators allege. He wasn’t seriously injured, Porras said.
The Kennedys barricaded themselves inside 752 Glenwood Ave. After repeated requests from the SWAT Team to come out, the men did so shortly after noon.