Suspect Arrested: 2 Schools Placed Into Shelter In Place
A man who caused two Grand Junction schools to be placed into shelter in place was arrested on Thursday. The man pointed a gun at someone, and was found with meth.
According to the Grand junction Polie Department, on Thursday afternoon around 1:30 p.m. officers responded to a call about someone pointing a gun at someone in a neighborhood.
The person was picking up some belongings when the man approached him, pointing a gun at their chest for several seconds before putting it down, according to the GJPD. The victim left immediately afterward and thankfully was not injured.
Officers set up a perimeter and then places both Chipeta Elementary School and East Middle School (and other schools/childcare places) into shelter in place.
The Grand Junction Police Department used their PA system to order the suspect out of the house, and he was taken into custody around 3:45 p.m.
When officers did a search of the place, this is what they found:
- Loaded stolen handgun and ammunition
- Tactical vests
- Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia
Their suspect is 21-year-old Tyrone Gibson, who's a convicted felon. Tyrone Gibson was arrested and taken to the Mesa County Detention Facility on the following charges, according to the Grand Junction Police Department:
- Possession of Controlled Substance
- Felony Menacing
- Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender
- Violation of Protection Order
- Possession of Drug Paraphernalia