Victor Jackson, 30, received a $250,000 cash-only bond from Mesa County Court on Friday, after he allegedly pointed a gun at two Grand Junction police officers earlier this month.
Jackson was shot twice by police and faces several charges including first-degree assault.
Police officers responded to a Grand Junction gas station at about 2:30 a.m. on Feb. 2 after the store clerk reported a man, later identified as Jackson, had been in the restroom for about two hours.
After speaking with him for a short time, one of the officers attempted to detain Jackson, but he broke free, pulled out a gun and pointed it at the two officers, the arrest warrant said.
A police officer, who was identified by the Grand Junction Police Department last week, drew and fired at Jackson, hitting him once in the face and once in the left arm.
While being attended to by one of the officers, Jackson reportedly said, “I just (want to) die. That’s the reason I did that. I just (want to) die.”
Through the course of the investigation, officers learned that Jackson was riding a Harley Davidson reported stolen from Cheyenne, Wyoming.
He is due back in court later this month.
As with all officer-involved shootings in Mesa County, the 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team, comprising representatives from law enforcement agencies across the valley and at the state level, is responsible for the investigation of the shooting.
The findings in the arrest warrant, filed by an investigator with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office this week, are primarily based on body camera footage of the two officers involved.