Man jailed in son’s slaying |

Man jailed in son’s slaying

mesa county correspondent
Summit County, CO Colorado
Special to the Daily/Mesa CountyAllen Lee Grabe was jailed in connection with the death of his 13-year-old son.

GRAND JUNCTION ” A Grand Junction man was arrested early Friday in connection with his son’s murder.

Allen Lee Grabe, 51, was booked into the Mesa County Jail on charges including first-degree murder and child abuse resulting in death, for the alleged shooting death of a 13-year-old at 3045 Wedgewood Ave., which was called into sheriff’s deputies just before 10 p.m. Thursday.

According to dispatch radio traffic, the boy’s mother called 911 and reported her husband had shot her son in the head.

A 911 dispatcher described hearing “several gunshots” while taking the call and the husband yelling at his wife.

Shortly after that, an ambulance crew cleared the call “DOA” within minutes of their arrival.

According to Mesa County assessor records, the home is owned by Allen Grabe and Jaquette Grabe.

The Mesa County Coroner’s Office today is expected to release the boy’s identity.

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