Danny Chan La, Deseret News
West Valley police investigate the scene where a man fired a gun in his home, then at police. Police returned fire, wounding him.

WEST VALLEY CITY — Police say a man fired multiple shots at officers before they returned fire, striking the man in the arm.

Police were called to a domestic dispute near 6500 West and 3820 South Monday night. Neighbors said they heard dozens of shots coming from inside the home.

The 47-year-old fired at least one shot through the ceiling before police arrived, said West Valley police Capt. Tom McLachlan.

When officers arrived at the house about 10:15 p.m., he immediately began shooting, McLachlan said. Officers returned fire.

"He actually hollered out the window that he was shot," and then he came to the front door, West Valley police Lt. Lamonte Cox said.

Still, police said, the man refused to go quietly, and after a failed attempt at using a Taser to subdue him, police released a dog on him.

At least three other people inside the home, including children, escaped without injuries, police said. Bullet holes could been seen in the home's front windows and at least one neighbor's car was hit during the gunfire.

The man was under arrest and being watched by officers Tuesday while he was treated at University Hospital. When he is released, McLachlan said, he will likely be booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of multiple counts of attempted aggravated homicide of a police officer, among other charges.