A 20-year-old Grand Junction man has been arrested and placed in custody for the murder of a local teenager.

Mesa County Sheriff
Mesa County Sheriff

Israel Massingill is now facing first and second-degree murder charges in the shooting death of 17-year-old Kiera Quintana. According to KKCO, the shooting took place in the parking lot of City Market in Orchard Mesa Saturday morning.

Quintana was pronounced dead at the scene with a single gunshot to her head.

Reports say that the two knew each other, but are still not sure what led up to the incident.

  • One count possession of meth
  • One count prohibited use of a weapon
  • One count possession of drug paraphernalia
  • One count illegal possession/consumption of marijuana by a person under the age of 21
  • Vehicular assault while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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