Four airmen stationed at Hill Air Force Base were arrested in connection with a shooting early Saturday outside a Salt Lake City nightclub.

Police say Airman 1st Class Daniel E. Clemons, 388th Fighter Wing, shot a 22-year-old man in the abdomen at 1:44 a.m. outside of Club Manhattan, 5 E. 400 South. Clemons, 19, was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, aggravated robbery and obstruction of justice. The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Also arrested were Airman Basic Jeremy David Crist, 20; Airman 1st Class Tacota Monay Lemuel, 19; and Airman 1st Class Destinee Williams, 22. Crist serves with the 729th Air Control Squadron; Lemuel and Williams are members of the 388th, said Lt. Beth Woodward, chief of public affairs for the 388th Fighter Wing.

Salt Lake Police Lt. Scott White said the four suspects drove from the scene onto I-15 shortly after the shooting. Clemons later was dropped off to flee on foot. He was found in a gravel yard where police say he was waiting to be picked up by Lemuel and Williams.

Crist was booked in the Salt Lake County Jail on suspicion of aggravated assault, discharge of a firearm from a vehicle, fleeing and obstruction of justice. Lemuel and Williams are being investigated for obstruction of justice.

Jurisdiction for the case has not yet been determined, Woodward said.

Clemons already is facing administrative action from the military for his alleged involvement in a previous incident in which shots were fired during a home invasion in New Jersey, she said.


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