UPDATE: Victim in trailer park shooting dies

Grand Junction paramedics wheel a wounded man to a waiting ambulance after a shooting at James Park, 480 28 1/4 Road on Wednesday.



UPDATE: The Grand Junction Police Department said the man who was shot Wednesday night at the James Park Trailer Court has died.

Police said the victim was 38-years-old and his identity will be released by the Mesa County Coroner’s Office at a later time.

Two adult males have been arrested for first-degree murder. The arrest affidavits have been sealed by the court and no further information will be released at this time. The investigation is active and ongoing, police said.



A Grand Junction man was shot at least once in a densely populated mobile home neighborhood Wednesday night.

The man, who Grand Junction police didn’t identify but whom a neighbor said is nicknamed “Lazy,” had at least one visible gunshot wound, said Heidi Davidson, Grand Junction Police Department spokeswoman. He was shot near 480 28 1/4 Road No. 15, in the James Park Trailer Court.

The neighbor said the man he identified as Lazy is in his mid-30s and was returning from Sonic a little after 9 p.m. Wednesday when he got into a shouting match with a man on a motorcycle who had pulled into the trailer court with several companions.

The neighbor, who said he had gone inside his home at that point, said moments after the shouting ended, he heard a shot, then several more following in rapid succession. He said he then heard motorcycles driving out of the neighborhood.

Davidson said the incident was initially reported at 9:14 p.m., and that no other victims had been reported to police as of late Wednesday night.

The man who was shot was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital, his condition unknown.

By 9:45 p.m., Grand Junction police investigators had cordoned off the short, no-outlet street and were investigating outside No. 15 as several neighbors stood on the sidewalk nearby and asked each other what happened.


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