Officials Identify Those Involved In Officer-Involved Shooting

Officials have identified those involved in the officer-involved shooting. It happened near the intersection of Swink Avenue and 3rd Street in Rocky Ford just after 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.

27-year-old Jack Jacquez was shot and taken to the Arkansas Valley Regional Medical Center in La Junta where he was pronounced dead early Sunday morning.

The Rocky Ford police officer has been identified as James Ashby. Officer Ashby is on administrative leave pending the investigation.

Agents with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) are leading the investigation.

This is an active investigation; therefore, no further release of information will be provided until the conclusion of the investigation.


Police are still investigating an incident where a man had been shot by an officer. Rocky Ford Police aren't releasing too much information, and haven't confirmed that the man had died from those injuries. However, the family tells us he died on the kitchen floor.

The shooting happened on 400 block of N. Third Street in Rocky Ford around 2:30 a.m., Sunday. It's a town about one hour and half southeast of Colorado Springs.

11 News spoke to the family of the victim. They tell us his name was Jack Jacquez. Jacquez's finance, Mariah, tells us she was asleep at the time of the shooting. She said Jacquez had been out, helping a friend babysit. She woke up when she heard some loud noises. When she went into the kitchen, she found Jacquez laying on the floor with two gun shot wounds.

"Came out, gun shots firing. Found my fiancé on the floor. He couldn't breathe," said Mariah.

Rocky Ford Police aren't say much about the investigation or who the officer is. We're told the Colorado Bureau of Investigation is assisting and was at the house, Sunday. Both agencies say they're trying to figure out what happen leading up to the shooting.

Jacquez's family says he had just returned home, with his skateboard in his hand, when an officer came bursting through the door and shot him.

11 News also spoke to Jacquez's sister-in-law. She said, "He was a good person and I hope that everything gets figured out and that they give him justice so that he can rest in peace, because him and his family deserve that."

We've confirmed the police officer involved in the shooting is now on administrative leave. The District Attorney's Office should have more information, Monday. We will let you know as soon as we have that.