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4th of July Celebration Ends Early Due To Shots Fired

7/5/24 3:25pm - A 17 year-old has been arrested for the incident in Parque De Vida last evening and is being transported to the Grand Mesa Youth Services Center.  A handgun has been recovered. The investigation is ongoing.  At about 9:35pm a fight broke out at the skatepark on Montezuma Avenue in Cortez.  Multiple shots were fired into the air.   No injuries were reported because of the shots.  The suspect fled on foot - believed to be a juvenile.   Officers are investigating.   We do not believe that there is an active threat to the public. 

MARTINEZ, DUECE ANJELUS ARRESTED Age 18 Race Hispanic Gender Male Height 5' 9" Weight 120 lbs Hair Brown

Update 7/8/24 1:45 pm - Felony bond set at $10,000 cash or surety - next court date is set for 7/24/24. Arrest by the Montezuma County Sheriff's Department on 7/7/2024. 

Sourced via CRIMEWATCH®:

ANOTHER TEEN ARRESTED WITH A GUN ON SUNDAY A call about suspicious activity and shots fired at a vehicle leads to the arrest of another teen with a gun.  Officers were advised of a suspect who was located in the parking lot of Front Row Seat on Sunday afternoon about 3 pm.  The teen fled and was seen by Sgt. Baumgartner placing something on the ground by a bush in the area of Park Street and Montezuma Avenue. The teen, who has an arrest warrant out of Archuleta County was placed under arrest and had a magazine loaded with .45mm auto rounds in his pocket.  A .45 caliber handgun, located with live rounds in it, was found in the bush where Sgt. Baumgartner had seen him bend to the ground.  Charged with possession of a handgun by a juvenile, obstruction of justice, unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon, and felony menacing, the minor was arrested and taken to Grand Mesa Youth Services in Grand Junction.  He is set to appear by video in the Montezuma Combined Courts tomorrow (Tuesday 7/9). If you have knowledge of kids with weapons or threatening behaviors by teens with guns, please report them by contacting dispatch or using the anonymous Submit A Tip option on the Crimewatch mobile app or website.  Talk openly with your children about who they may be afraid of or social media they know about that promotes gun violence. It may save a life!

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