Two issued summonses in incident involving gun

The Grand Junction Police Department issued summonses to two suspects on suspicion they were involved in a gun-brandishing incident Monday night at a C&F Food Store.

Police issued a summons to Peter Lumas, 29, on suspicion of prohibited use of a weapon for possessing a shotgun while under the influence of alcohol, and disorderly conduct for brandishing the weapon in public.

William Schroder, 30, was issued a summons on suspicion of disorderly conduct for fighting in public and possessing a defaced firearm.

Police said Lumas and Schroder were in a white Ford Expedition when they got into a verbal altercation with the occupant or occupants of a green Ford Mustang. Police were called to the scene on reports of shots fired at 7:40 p.m. Monday at the store at 859 Pitkin Ave. They later determined a shotgun was pointed but not fired at the Mustang. Police said the victim’s car door had been kicked, a sound that was mistaken for gunshots.

Both vehicles left the scene, and police said they found the white Expedition and conducted a high-risk traffic stop in the parking lot of the Two Rivers Convention Center. There were four men and one woman in the vehicle, police said. A search of the Expedition produced a shotgun, a magazine with shotgun rounds and several cans of beer, police said.

Schroder was the owner of the shotgun, and its serial number had been removed, police said.

Police said the Mustang was not found Monday night, and its owner or driver had not contacted police as of Tuesday morning.


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