Armed man surrenders after 3-hour standoff with police in West Valley City
Ravell Call, Deseret News
WEST VALLEY CITY — A man who police say fired several rounds at officers during a three-hour standoff at his home was taken into custody Thursday evening.
Wayne Parry, 43, was taken into custody about 5 p.m., surrendering to police and receiving medical attention for a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his lower jaw. No other injuries were reported in the incident, police said.
About 1:40 p.m., West Valley City police and SWAT were called to 3189 S. Cantwell St., where they had responded to a related domestic dispute earlier in the day, on a report of shots fired.
West Valley City Deputy Police Chief Mike Powell said there is a history of domestic incidents at the home.
Additional shots were fired as officers arrived on scene, prompting the evacuation of the immediate neighborhood and a precautionary lockdown of nearby schools, police said. Initial attempts to communicate with the gunman were unsuccessful, and additional shots were fired — some in the direction of officers, police said.
Officers did not return fire. The man was believed to be alone in the home, Powell said.
Upon his surrender, Parry was transported to an area hospital.
- What Utah voters need to know for the 2016...
- Jonathan Johnson says voters 'ready for a...
- Gov. Gary Herbert running hard for second...
- Wasatch Back co-founder finally gets to run...
- About Utah: Former Utah Jazz CEO Greg Miller...
- Deputy pulls over car, discovers injured...
- Family coping with 2 sons' suicides hope free...
- Pony Express rides again in Utah
- Immigration ruling called hurtful, a... 71
- Preventing mass shootings? Utah... 67
- Nearly 70 percent of Utahns say Donald... 62
- Poll: Trump up over Clinton in Utah,... 42
- Chaffetz: I'm going to be 'kid in a... 29
- ACLU sues the state over inadequate... 24
- Rio Grande neighborhood 'more unsafe... 20
- Warnings come true: Indicted FLDS... 18