On 05/18/2023, at approximately 2:15am, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department responded to reports of shots being fired in the 2800 block of North Avenue in Grand Junction. Reporting parties stated a male was walking back and forth on North Avenue, firing a handgun into the air. Grand Junction Police officers contacted the male, later identified as Mark Gonzales, age 32, and took him into custody without incident.
Mark Gonzales was arrested on the following charges:
- Menacing-Real/Simulated Weapon
- Possession of Weapons by Previous Offender
- Reckless Endangerment
- Prohibited Use of Weapons
Gonzales was remanded to the Mesa County Detention Facility. The Grand Junction Police Department believes this to be an isolated incident and there is no ongoing threat to the community. There is no further information available at this time.