Steven Alire Killed by Grand Junction Police Department, Mesa County Sheriff's Office

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Category: Police - County
Old Crime Scene Address:
300 27 3/8 Road
Mapping Police Violence:

A man reportedly brandished a knife and a gun at a group of juveniles who were playing basketball at Orchard Mesa Middle School. The man was then reported to have gone inside a nearby home. Multiple officers responded and were able to identify a possible suspect based on the information they obtained. Police ordered the suspect out of the house, and the man eventually came out and appeared to have a firearm. When he failed to comply with orders from officers, police shot and killed him.

Victim's Name: Steven Alire

Agency Responsible: Grand Junction Police Department, Mesa County Sheriff's Office

Gender: Male

Age: 51

Race: White

Date of Death: March 17, 2020

County: Mesa

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Allegedly Armed

Weapon: gun

Threat Level: other

Fleeing: Foot

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5653

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