Grand Junction man arrested for attempted murder following Saturday shooting
By Brandon Hurley
A Grand Junction man is in custody for attempted murder and domestic abuse after allegedly firing a gun with intent to kill and striking another person's head with a bullet Saturday night in Grand Junction.
Adam Coy, 31, was arrested at 10:38 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, a little more than 12 hours after law enforcement responded to a scene in the 100 block of Main Street in Grand Junction for a gunshot victim.
Grand Junction Fire and Rescue were initially dispatched to the home at 9:52 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4 for reports of a person who had fallen and hit their head against a door. The Greene County Sheriff's Office said the call came from the person who was wounded.
First responders were able to determine the head injury did not come from collision with a door but it instead was a gun shot wound.
Court documents say a bullet was lodged in the back of the victim's head when firefighters arrived.
The Greene County sheriff's office was alerted and responded along with help from the Department of Criminal Investigations as well as the Greene County Ambulance Service.
Officer's believe Coy allegedly and "knowingly discharged a firearm in the direction of the victim with intention to cause death," as reported via court documents. The bullet struck the back of the victim's head and did not exit upon impact, resulting in a serious injury.
The victim, according to a source, was still breathing when the Grand Junction Fire and Rescue arrived. The current condition of the victim is unknown at this time.
Coy was also charged with willful injury in addition to his charges of attempted murder and domestic abuse. Court documents say Coy was engaged to the victim and they had been living together for two years.
The Jefferson Herald is not aware of what led to the altercation and ensuing gunshot.
Coy was convicted of disorderly conduct in 2020 following a physical altercation at the same Grand Junction residence on Main Street. An original charge of domestic abuse was amended following the initial arrest.
He reached a plea agreement and was fined $65, while a no contact order was enacted, effective for one year, expiring in 2021.
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