SALT LAKE CITY — A man accused of shooting another man allegedly because he wouldn't turn down his music has been charged, according to court documents.
Jason Dean Hare, 41, of West Valley City, was charged in 3rd District Court with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a restricted person, both second-degree felonies; obstructing justice, a third-degree felony; and giving false information to a police officer, a class C misdemeanor.
On Sunday, three people went to Hare's house to "play darts and drink," according to charging documents. The three went to the basement, where other residents were already at the home, and began playing music at a loud volume, the charges state.
One woman who was in the house said Hare came out of his room and asked Llewellyn Auvaa, 38, to "keep the music down because it was disrespectful to his roommates. The other male argued back that it was disrespectful to turn his music off," the charges state.
As the argument continued, a witness heard Auvaa say, "You got a gun? You wanna go?" followed by gunshots and Auvaa laying on the ground, charging documents state.
Auvaa was taken to a local hospital in serious condition with gunshot wounds. He was expected to survive, according to police.2 comments on this story
After the shooting, Hare ran out the back door and hid his gun in a neighbor's backyard, the charges state. When questioned by police, Hare said he ran because "he was afraid because of his warrants." But he denied being the alleged gunman and told officers, "I don't even have a gun," the charges state.
According to court records, Hare had a warrant issued for his arrest just two days earlier for failing to show up to court on charges of slamming a woman's head against a car door in December before pushing her out of a car, court records show.