Police: Woman shot by deputy after chase in Grand Junction

Posted: 8:48 AM, Oct 19, 2018
Updated: 2018-10-19 14:48:06Z

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Police say a woman was shot on the hand by a Colorado deputy following a car chase in Grand Junction.

The Daily Sentinel  reports  a Colorado State Patrol trooper approached a parked car occupied by a man and a woman Thursday morning, but the car tried to flee, hitting the patrol vehicle.

Grand Junction police say the man exited the car, but the woman continued fleeing. Police gave chase, and a Mesa County deputy fired a shot, striking the woman.

The woman was hospitalized with injuries not considered life-threatening. The deputy was also treated for a minor injury.

The 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team is investigating the shooting.


Information from: The Daily Sentinel,