The Grand Junction Police Department has identified the suspect who shot 37-year-old Melissa Prettyman in Orchard Mesa on Sunday, January 14.

The GJPD identified 37-year-old Kalab Prettyman of Grand Junction. Kalab was the husband of Melissa Prettyman and is being charged with 2nd-degree murder.

The Grand Junction Police Department responded to a call on Sunday after they received calls from people saying Kalab shot his wife. When they arrived on the scene, they found the victim in the master bedroom with a gunshot to the head.

According to reports, Melissa told a friend that she asked Kalab for a divorce.

Police also say, while Kalab was being processed by a lab technician, he stated that he shot his wife.

Kalab is being held at the Mesa County Sheriff's Detention Center.

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