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Man injured after being shot by deputies in Grand Junction; no officers hurt, police say

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Posted at 7:39 AM, Jan 25, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-31 13:52:14-05

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – A man was injured after he was shot by a deputy from the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office early Tuesday night in Grand Junction.

The shooting was reported by the Grand Junction Police Department at around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. It happened on North Ave. between 28 ¼ and 28 ½ Roads, which were closed off to the public as law enforcement investigated the scene.

The shooting happened at around 7:50 p.m. when deputies with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office tried to arrest a man that had a felony arrest warrant at 2842 North Avenue, according to the 21st Judicial District Incident Response Team (CIRT).

The man injured by police – whose identity has not been released – was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No officers were injured in the shooting, police said.

The deputy who fired his weapon at the suspect was identified as Deputy Devrin Sandell. He was placed on paid administrative leave per department policy.

North Ave. was closed for several hours.

The shooting remains under investigation by the 21st Judicial District CIRT team.

Editor's note on Jan. 31, 2023 at 11:45 a.m.: This story has been edited with the deputy's name.

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