A Salt Lake man was in satisfactory condition Monday night after he was shot in the neck while sitting behind the wheel of his vehicle as two children cowered in the back seat, officials said.
Garrick Rowley, 24, was taken to St. Mark's Hospital for treatment of a single gunshot wound to the neck, a hospital spokeswoman said.Meanwhile, a 33-year-old Salt Lake man was booked into Salt Lake County Jail for Monday night for investigation of attempted homicide, Salt Lake County sheriff's Lt. Sonny Robinson said.
Rowley and the man, whom officials would not identify, were having an argument "involving the suspect's wife" inside an apartment at 871 W. Creek Bend Drive, Robertson said.
Rowley left the apartment, walked to his vehicle and sat down inside. A man followed him to his vehicle, stepped to the front of it with a handgun and fired one shot through the windshield that struck Rowley in the neck, Robertson said.
The two children in the back seat were uninjured, he said.
The gunman then went back into the apartment complex and called the sheriff's office to turn himself in, Robertson said.
The weapon apparently used in the incident was found on a couch inside an apartment, Robertson said.
"I heard what sounded like a firecracker," neighbor Mark Hillman said. "When I got here he (Rowley) was standing near his Jeep with blood all over him."
When officers arrived at the scene they found Rowley lying semiconscious on the ground next to his vehicle, Robertson said.