Suspect involved in police shooting Sunday in Mesa County arrested after release from hospital

Suspect was struck by police gunfire
Posted at 8:25 AM, Oct 15, 2020

MESA COUNTY, Colo. — The suspect involved in a police shooting in Mesa County on Sunday has been arrested.

Adam James Rodriguez, 29, of Clifton, was transported to a hospital after the shooting. He is accused of driving a stolen vehicle and striking an officer around 12:30 p.m. Sunday. At least one officer opened fire on him, according to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office.

The officer struck by the car had minor injuries and was treated at the scene, according to the sheriff's office.

After he was released from the hospital, Rodriguez was arrested under the following charges:

  • Aggravated motor vehicle theft
  • 2 counts of assault in the second-degree on a police officer
  • 3 counts of felony menacing
  • 2 counts of vehicular eluding
  • Reckless endangerment
  • Resisting arrest
  • Reckless driving
  • Hit-and-run
  • Hit-and-run
  • Attempt to influence a public servant
  • Crime of violence
  • Crime of violence

Rodriguez is being held at the Mesa County Detention Facility.

All documents related to this case have been sealed by the court.

The case remains under investigation by the 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team.