Mesa County Authorities Identify Suspect in Deputy Shooting
Mesa County Authorities have identified the suspect in Monday's shooting of Deputy Derek Geer.
According to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, the suspect has been identified as 17- year-old Austin Patrick Holzer, of Grand Junction. Holzer was located and arrested shortly after Monday's shooting and taken into custody. At this point, Holzer has been charged with Attempted Second Degree Murder and Possession of a Weapon by a Previous Offender.
The investigation has been turned over to the Critical Incident Response Team, which is currently seeking cooperation from the public. If you know anything about Austin Holzer or this incident, you are asked to call the witness tip line at 970-244-3526.