Mesa County deputy who shot man in Grand Junction identified


The Mesa County deputy who shot a man in Grand Junction on Jan. 24 has been identified.

Deputy involved in North Avenue officer-involved shooting identified

— Mesa County Sheriff (@SheriffMesaColo) January 31, 2023

On Jan. 24, deputies were trying to arrest the man at 2842 North Ave., which is the address of a fast food restaurant, when the shooting happened about 7:50 p.m., the Grand Junction Police Department said in a news release.

The man was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening.

The Mesa County Sheriff’s Office said Deputy Devrin Sandell, who has been with the sheriff’s office for eight years, was the deputy who shot the man. Sandell is assigned to the major offender task force.

Sandell will be on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal investigation that will take place independently of the review by the 21st Judicial District Critical Incident Response Team.

Jacob Factor | Breaking News Reporter

Jacob Factor is the morning breaking news reporter for the Denver Post. He came from the Tulsa World, where he covered breaking news, public safety, Indigenous affairs and local issues such as the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.

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