Man arrested for Saturday shooting, assaults outside Grand Junction home

2 others brought baseball bats, affidavit says

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - One person was shot and three complained of injury after being hit by a baseball bat outside a Grand Junction home Saturday. Police have arrested one suspect so far.

Michael Joseph Renteria, 21, was arrested Saturday in connection with the shooting.

According to the affidavit in support of his arrest, a woman at 476 Glen Road told police that someone came to the house to pick up her son. One of the victims described the unnamed person as honking his horn and yelling for them to bring the boy out.

Eventually, the unnamed person pulled away and threatened to return. That driver came back about 10 minutes later, accompanied by Renteria and one other person, according to one of the victims.

Renteria had the gun, but the two others both brought baseball bats to the confrontation, according to the affidavit.

The names of the two people who brought baseball bats are redacted from the document, which is often done to protect the privacy of juveniles but may also be done to protect an ongoing investigation.

During the fight, one man was shot in the leg.

The victims said Renteria drove away in a blue Ford Explorer and fired two to four more shots from a small silver handgun.

Renteria ran from his home at 2005 Elm Avenue when officers tried to contact with him, the affidavit said. He was found and arrested later behind a shopping center at 2650 North Avenue.

Grand Junction Police Department spokeswoman Kate Porras said the investigation into the case is continuing.

 

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