GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (CBS4)– Two men are in custody following a day-long search after an officer-involved shooting on the Western Slope over the weekend. The shooting happened near Grand Junction on Saturday morning.

Mesa County Sheriff’s deputies were searching for a wanted suspect in the area of 29 1/2 Road and Patterson about 7:30 a.m. Saturday. A call was out to be on the lookout for an older model black Ford Mustang.

Rocky Cannett (credit: Mesa County)

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Deputies spotted the vehicle on the Interstate 70 overpass but when a deputy attempted to make contact with the occupants, the driver almost struck the deputy. That’s when the deputy fired his weapon.

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The suspects drove away after the incident. That evening, officers with the Grand Junction Police Department announced the arrest of Rocky Cannett, 28, and Timothy Pierce, 29.

Timothy Pierce (credit: Mesa County)

Cannett is facing several felony charges including attempted first-degree assault on a police officer and vehicular eluding. Pierce was jailed on two warrants unrelated to the Saturday morning incident.

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The vehicle believed to be involved has been recovered. Both men remain in custody at the Mesa County Detention Facility.