PARK CITY — A South Jordan man was charged Tuesday with firing shots inside a Summit County ski resort hotel after getting into a drug-fueled argument with his brother.
Christopher Leahy Head, 32, is charged in 3rd District Court with two counts of discharge of a firearm, a second-degree felony; three counts of domestic violence in the presence of a child and possession of a weapon by a restricted person, third-degree felonies; and three counts of reckless endangerment, a class A misdemeanor.
Head was originally booked into the Summit County Jail for investigation of attempted murder, but that charge was not formally filed.
Summit County sheriff's deputies and Park City police were called to the Westgate Hotel, 3000 W. Canyons Resort Drive, about 3 a.m. Sunday by Head's 35-year-old brother who reported that "Christopher Head shot at him multiple times, striking him once in the right buttocks," according to a Summit County Jail report.
Head had been using cocaine and began yelling at a woman in the hotel, according to charging documents. His brother told him to stop. Head then tried to hit his brother, but the brother moved and counterpunched Head, police say.Comment on this story
"Shortly thereafter, Head obtained a handgun and fired two shots in (the brother's) direction," the charges state.
The brother was taken to a hospital in Salt Lake City to be treated for his injury. Police went to the room where Head was staying and took him into custody without incident, the report states.
Three children, ages 14, 2 and 3 weeks, were asleep or nearby when the shots were fired, the report states.
Head does not have any significant criminal history in Utah, according to court records. His initial appearance in court is set for April 22.