Gunman shot after allegedly pointing weapon at officers
SPRING CITY, Sanpete County — A man who police say was found in a stolen vehicle was shot Wednesday after allegedly pointing a gun at a trooper and a sheriff's deputy.
Just after 7 a.m, the Utah Highway Patrol and Sanpete County Sheriff's Office went to investigate a stolen car that was found parked on a dirt road, two miles east of Spring City. A man was still inside the vehicle, said UHP Lt. Thayne Carlisle.
As the officers approached the vehicle to take him into custody, the man began to drive away and allegedly pointed a weapon at the officers.
"Shots were fired, and one of the rounds struck the subject in the arm," Carlisle said.
The driver was taken into custody about five minutes after he was shot, the UHP said. No officers were injured. The driver was also suffering from wounds that were self-inflicted sometime Wednesday prior to the confrontation with police, Carlisle said.
The gunman was taken to an area hospital with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening.
The vehicle, which was determined to have been stolen out of Sanpete County, was being searched Wednesday.
- Once paralyzed, Mormon missionary heading...
- A year later, a look at the Utah decision on...
- Fire rips through Orem structure under...
- Carbon County deputy saves father, son from...
- Police: Vernal woman arrested with car full...
- Anti-police protests tie up traffic on...
- Sugar House man intends to sue police, city...
- Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4...
- Majority of Utahns oppose moving state... 52
- Prison relocation sites down to four as... 50
- Obama signature all that's left in... 39
- Sugar House man intends to sue police,... 35
- Popular Utah County water recreation... 21
- A year later, a look at the Utah... 21
- Anti-police protests tie up traffic on... 17
- Audit: Utah still relies heavily on... 16