PROVO — A Midvale man was formally charged Friday with shooting his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend.
Shon Brian Blake, 23, is charged in 4th District Court with attempted murder, a first-degree felony, criminal mischief and five counts of discharge of a firearm, third-degree felonies, and criminal mischief, a class A misdemeanor.
Blake has been held without bail in the Utah County Jail since his arrest on Feb. 12. On that day, Blake's former girlfriend, who lives in Lehi, contacted him and accused him of throwing a rock through her window. Her new boyfriend, Dakota Oliver, then told Blake "to come over and they would handle the issue like men," according to charging documents.Comment on this story
The woman went outside her apartment and noticed that the tires on her car were flat. Blake surprised the woman and her new boyfriend by showing up in the parking lot, police say. During an argument that ensued, Blake "took out a handgun he had concealed in his pants and showed it to her, then put it back," according to the charges.
When Oliver tried to intervene, Blake "pulled the gun back out and fired at (her) car, hitting the car five times," the charges state.
Blake then turned around to leave and Oliver followed "to make sure he was leaving," charging documents state. That is when police say Blake turned around and fired three more times, striking Oliver twice in the arm.