Grand Junction Police detained “multiple” subjects after a high-speed chase that started after a report that gun shots were fired.
Around 10:26 a.m. today, a subject called 911 to report shots fired in the James Trailer Park, located off of 28 ¼ Road, south of North Avenue. The reporting party stated that a subject in a black sedan had fired shots at a trailer in the park.
Officers were able to locate a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle at 28 ¼ Road and North Avenue. After officers attempted to stop the car, the vehicle fled and a chase ensued.
According to a GJPD news release, due to the severity of the initial report, officers pursued the vehicle, which occurred through the “central part of the city,” lasting approximately seven minutes.
The chase was close to Colorado Mesa University, which prompted the campus to be placed into lockdown out of an abundance of caution.
Ultimately, the suspect vehicle returned to the area of the James Trailer Park and the occupants then abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.
Law enforcement officers set up a perimeter in the area to search for the suspects and interviewed the reporting party and potential witnesses.
Multiple subjects have been detained at the scene for further questioning. No arrests have been made at this time.
No injuries were reported in the incident.
Anyone with information that could aid in the investigation should call non-emergency dispatch at 970-242-6707.