Mysterious Injury at Monument Ridge Town Homes


Mattie Baker, Reporter

Police can have a challenging job when they have to respond to gruesome scenes. On March 6 at 3:20 pm, the Grand Junction Police Department responded to Monument Ridge Town Homes for a medical call. Upon arrival, they found a man with a serious head wound in one of the residences. From there, the man was then transported to the hospital.

The man was in critical condition and was put on life support shortly after arriving at the hospital. His current condition is yet to be known, as his family has asked for privacy in their time of crisis. 

According to police, the family of the man came home and found him lying on the ground with a severe wound to the head. After analyzing the situation, they quickly called 911 for help.

“Honestly, I can’t believe that something like this happened,” stated an anonymous employee from Monument Ridge. “It’s the kind of thing that you hear about on television but never expect to happen to you.”

As an employee at Monument Ridge, one gets to know quite a few of the residents who live there as they occasionally run into them from time to time, claims the employee. In this case, the employee knew the man’s mother quite well.  “I never knew the man that they found in the apartment, but I knew his mother and she was a very kind lady. She was always very nice and polite so it is so hard to believe that something like this could happen to a person like that. It just goes to show that life is just not fair sometimes. I really hope for the best for her and her family as they go through this difficult time.”

As of now, the cause of the man’s injury is still under investigation. Detectives are seeking the help of the public for any information about the incident. NBC 11 News are asking that “If you, or someone you know, has any information about the incident that could help determine how the man was injured, or you live in the area and have a doorbell camera or video surveillance, please call Non-Emergency Dispatch at (970) 242-6707.”