WEST JORDAN — A disagreement between a group of men and the escorts they hired ended with an errant gunshot fired in a West Jordan neighborhood early Thursday, police say.
Six men had hired three escorts, according to West Jordan police officer Scott List, but when the women decided they were ready to leave just before 4 a.m., two of the men disagreed.
"One of the men blocked their escape. Another man brandished a handgun," List said.
As the men prevented them from leaving, one of the women called their manager, and one of the men replied that if the manager arrived, he would shoot him, List said.
When the manager knocked on the door, someone opened it and two of the women managed to run out before it was slammed shut again, according to List. The manager continued to pound on the door until the third woman made it outside.
During the exchange, the handgun was pointed at some point at the manager, List said.Comment on this story
As the manager and the three women began driving off in the manager's car, one of the men pointed the gun in their direction, List said. The gun went off, striking the empty car belonging to one of the other men in the house.
Two of the six men fled the home and were apprehended by officers responding to the house, 3796 W. Carolina Drive (6590 South), where the remaining four men were found, List said.
Police also stopped the manager's car and detained him and the three escorts.
One man, John Piccolo III, 31, was cited for unlawful detention and was released, List said. Police did not specify what his involvement was in the situation.
No additional charges are being considered stemming from the incident, List said.