Police seek vehicle in conjunction with recent fatal trooper shooting

Video still of a vehicle police hope to identify.



The Mesa County Sheriff’s Department is hoping to identify the driver of a vehicle who was in the area of a fatal police shooting on Glade Park Road on Tuesday night.

The photo shows what appears to be a dark blue or black Nissan Murano-type vehicle. The vehicle turns from S. Broadway onto Glade Park Rd., stops, then immediately leaves the area. Investigators would like to talk to the driver about what he/she might have seen.

Jason Kemp was killed after an “exchange” happened between a trooper and Kemp at the doorway of the Glade Park Road home. The State Patrol has provided few other details and has refused to answer questions about what transpired, saying it is conducting an internal investigation alongside a separate criminal probe conducted by a collection of Mesa County law enforcement officials.

Among the questions to be answered is whether Kemp brandished any sort of weapon toward the trooper before the trooper took aim at Kemp’s chest, State Patrol spokesman Sgt. John Hahn said Wednesday.


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