A man who was shot by deputy sheriffs during a chase Friday has been upgraded to serious condition.
Jesus Jesse Alvarado, 32, was in critical condition at LDS Hospital after surgery for gunshot wounds to his left chest and arm, but a hospital spokeswoman said his condition has been upgraded to serious.Alvarado was wanted on aggravated assault, capital homicide and unlawful flight from justice charges when the shooting occurred.
The man led dozens of law enforcement officers on a five-mile chase through Salt Lake City after deputies attempted to serve the arrest warrant.
Officers on foot chased Alvarado through a schoolyard, but he doubled back and jumped into an unmarked county patrol car.
Deputies spotted him and fired four to six shots when Alvarado allegedly reached for a shotgun in the car, officials said. He later threw the gun out of the car at 2700 S. State before deputies stopped the stolen car by sandwiching it between three patrol cars.
He was arrested and transported to the hospital about 7:30 p.m.