Charges were filed Monday against a man suspected of shooting his ex-wife twice in the back.
Eldon D. Copier, 33, no address available, was charged in 3rd Circuit Court with attempted criminal homicide. He was arrested Thursday after his ex-wife Tanya Copier called police from her Murray apartment and said she had been shot.Court documents say that Eldon Copier had told his ex-wife, on occasions, that he would "kill her."
A gun similar to the one used in the shooting was found in Copier's car, the documents said.
The victim was able to tell emergency personnel enough information at the scene Thursday morning for police to start searching for a suspect in the Alpine area.
Alpine officers arrested Eldon Copier after receiving a 911 call from the victim's sister, who lives in Highland.
The victim's sister told dispatchers the suspect had called her from American Fork and was on his way to her house in the area of 6000 West and 10600 North. Police arrested the man without incident. He was later booked into Salt Lake County jail and is being held without bail.
The victim suffered two gunshot wounds, one in the upper torso and one in the lower torso. She was taken to Cottonwood Hospital and then flown by helicopter to LDS Hospital.
A nursing supervisor said the woman was moved Monday from the intensive care unit and was in serious condition.