Shooting in Pear Park was possibly self-defense

Mesa County Sheriff’s Department investigators are exploring self-defense as a possible motive in a Pear Park shooting early Sunday that left one person dead and one person injured.

The agency said Tuesday in a news release that a final decision on charges to be filed, if any, could take several weeks because of the “complexity” of the incident.

Crystal Nash, 42, was shot and killed around 2:20 a.m. in the driveway at 3007 Rood Ave., while a man in his 20s was shot at the same location. He was treated and released Sunday from a local hospital. The Sheriff’s Department has not released his name.

Mesa County Assessor records indicate Nash lived at 438 Colorow Drive, which is across the street from where the shooting occurred.

Neighbors told The Daily Sentinel on Monday that residents at both homes and a man named “Tom” at 3007 Rood Ave., had a history of conflicts with one another.

According to records from the Sheriff’s Department, deputies have been called out once to both homes in the past five years.

The Sheriff’s Department has said a man was detained and interviewed Sunday, then was released.


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