Grand Junction man found guilty of attempted murder

Jefferson Herald  Staff Report

A Grand Junction man was found guilty of attempted murder following a jury trial that concluded last Monday. 

Adam Coy, 31, was found guilty of attempted murder along with the charges of willful injury resulting in serious injury and domestic abuse assault causing bodily injury. 

A sentencing hearing for Coy is scheduled for September 8 at the Greene County Courthouse at 10:30 a.m.

Coy 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 instead was a gunshot wound. 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.

Court documents say a bullet was lodged in the back of the victim’s head when firefighters arrived. Court documents say Coy was engaged to the victim and they had been living together for two years.

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