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Man facing murder charge after ‘altercation’ leads to shooting in southern Utah

APPLE VALLEY, Utah — A man was booked into jail on suspicion of murder after police said he told them he shot another man during a dispute in southern Utah.

According to a press release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, they first became aware of the incident around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday when a 911 caller reported a suspicious circumstance in Apple Valley but declined to offer more details.

About an hour later the caller gave her first name and said they needed help, adding “We are harmless and need help from the County Sheriff.”

The caller gave deputies directions to a rural area, but because of the scarce details in her report authorities elected to wait for more information.

Shortly after 3 p.m. the caller finally explained someone was dead and had been for several hours.

Deputies and investigators responded to a home on Coyote Road in Apple Valley, on the Plataclay Mine. A 50-year-old man was found dead with gunshot wounds.

Jason Howard Clinger, 51, told deputies he had shot the man “following an altercation between himself and the victim.”

Clinger was arrested and booked into jail, where he faces a charge of first-degree murder and is being held on a $100,000 bond.

No further details were released but more information is expected in a press conference scheduled for noon on Wednesday.

Southern Utah man arrested on suspicion of murder after property maintenance dispute leads to shooting

APPLE VALLEY, Utah — A man was booked into jail on suspicion of murder after police said he told them he shot another man during a dispute over maintaining a property in the Apple Valley area of Washington County.

According to a press release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, they first became aware of the incident around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday.

A 911 caller initially declined to give details, eventually saying “We are harmless and need help from the County Sheriff.”

The caller gave deputies directions to a rural area, but because of the scarce details in her report authorities elected to wait for more information. Shortly after 3 p.m. the caller finally explained someone was dead and had been for several hours.

Deputies and investigators responded to a home on Coyote Road in Apple Valley, on the Plataclay Mine. A 50-year-old man was found dead with gunshot wounds.

A statement of probable cause indicates the deceased is the property owner, Todd Stratton.

Jason Howard Clinger, 51, told deputies Stratton had come to his home to talk to him about maintaining the property. He said this happens every few months, but during this argument Stratton hit him on the chest and threw a punch at his face, which glanced off his eye.

Clinger went inside and retrieved a shotgun as Stratton turned to talk to Clinger’s girlfriend. Clinger said he fired twice at Stratton but was “surprised” when the gun went off.

Clinger told police Stratton was not armed but was known to keep a handgun in his vehicle, and he told officers he did not think he had justification for self-defense.

The woman told police the pair discussed what to do after the shooting before ultimately calling police to report the death.

Clinger was arrested and booked into jail, where he faces a charge of first-degree murder and is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Southern Utah man arrested after property maintenance dispute leads to deadly shooting

APPLE VALLEY, Utah — A man was booked into jail on suspicion of murder after police said he told them he shot another man during a dispute over maintaining a property in the Apple Valley area of Washington County.

According to a press release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, they first became aware of the incident around 1:40 p.m. Tuesday.

A 911 caller initially declined to give details, eventually saying “We are harmless and need help from the County Sheriff.”

The caller gave deputies directions to a rural area, but because of the scarce details in her report authorities elected to wait for more information. Shortly after 3 p.m. the caller finally explained someone was dead and had been for several hours.

Deputies and investigators responded to a home on Coyote Road in Apple Valley, on the Plataclay Mine. A 50-year-old man was found dead with gunshot wounds.

A statement of probable cause indicates the deceased is the property owner, Todd Stratton.

Jason Howard Clinger, 51, told deputies Stratton had come to his home to talk to him about maintaining the property. He said this happens every few months, but during this argument Stratton hit him on the chest and threw a punch at his face, which glanced off his eye.

Clinger went inside and retrieved a shotgun as Stratton turned to talk to Clinger’s girlfriend. Clinger said he fired twice at Stratton but was “surprised” when the gun went off.

Clinger told police Stratton was not armed but was known to keep a handgun in his vehicle, and he told officers he did not think he had justification for self-defense.

The woman told police the pair discussed what to do after the shooting before ultimately calling police to report the death.

Clinger was arrested and booked into jail, where he faces a charge of first-degree murder and is being held on a $100,000 bond.

Suspect arrested in Saturday morning South Jordan shooting

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah —South Jordan Police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting at a home that occurred early Saturday morning. One man was sent to the hospital in critical condition as a result of the shooting.

SJPD has arrested 58-year-old Steve Madison in connection to a shooting near 11400 South and Jordan Farms Rd in South Jordan.

According to South Jordan Police, around 1 a.m. Saturday two males were involved in an altercation that led to one of the men pulling out a gun and shooting the other. According to the probable cause statement, 10 other people were at the residence at the time – including an eight-year-old child.

Witnesses at the scene reported that the altercation began when the victim confronted Madison in Madison’s bedroom. During the incident Madison picked up a loaded gun and fired it at least two times, striking the victim. The victim was transported to a local hospital by ambulance with multiple gunshot wounds.

Madison was detained and brought to the South Jordan Police Department for questioning. Madison admitted to having an altercation with the victim before the shots were fired. A .357 magnum pistol was recovered at the home.

The relationship between the two people involved is unknown.

 

One killed in officer-involved shooting in Wellington; officer uninjured

WELLINGTON, Utah — One person was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Wellington Tuesday night, and the officer was unharmed.

The Carbon County Sheriff’s Office stated the incident occurred around 7 p.m. and involved a Wellington City Police Officer.

“One male subject is deceased, the officer involved is unharmed,” the agency wrote.

No further details about the shooting or the circumstances leading up to it were immediately available.

Several agencies are conducting an investigation.

The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

More details are expected to be released at a press conference scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday. Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.

Authorities identify man killed in officer-involved shooting in Wellington

WELLINGTON, Utah —  A man died during an “altercation” in Wellington that is being investigated as an officer-involved shooting.

Police identified the deceased Wednesday as 26-year-old Bobby Ray Duckworth of Wellington.

Wellington Police Chief Rory Bradley said a reserve officer responded to a suicidal man near 900 East and Railroad Ave. around 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The scene of a fatal officer-involved shooting in Wellington.

“Mr. Duckworth sustained fatal injuries resulting from the altercation,” Bradley said.

Authorities declined to elaborate on that altercation or any other details regarding the incident beyond calling it an officer-involved shooting during Wednesday’s news conference.

“I’d like to express our heartfelt sympathies to the family of the deceased as well as our Wellington City officer and his family,” Bradley said. “This is an unfortunate situation for all involved.”

Authorities said there is body cam footage from the officer who was involved and it’s “clear” what happened. That footage is being reviewed and could be released as early as later this week.

The officer is a reserve officer in Wellington and works full-time with another department. That officer is on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure.

An independent investigation into the incident is underway.

Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.

One dead after officer-involved shooting in Ogden

OGDEN, Utah — One man is dead after being shot by four Ogden police Friday evening in what police are calling an officer-involved shooting.

The incident took place near 32nd Street and Gramercy Avenue.

In an emailed statement, Ogden Police Lt. Michael Boone said Weber dispatch received a call at 8:55 p.m. reporting a man armed with a knife approached several people outside at a party.  According to the report, the man seemed disoriented and created  safety concerns for the people in attendance. While officers were in route, the caller said the man was looking into cars and still holding the knife.

Officers arrived around 9 p.m. and approached the man who ignored multiple orders to drop the knife, Lt. Boone said. The man then advanced toward police with the knife in view and continued to ignore police orders to stop. All four officers fired their service pistols and the suspect went down.

A medical team arrived and declared the man dead on scene. Information on the man shot will be released at a later time, according to police.

The Weber County Critical Incident Response Team has opened an investigation on the incident. According to the report, all four officers have been placed on standard administrative leave, pending an internal investigation.

 

Police identify woman shot and killed near 800 W North Temple; suspect still at-large

SALT LAKE CITY — Police identified a woman who died of a gunshot wound to her head as 33-year-old Alicia Baxter.

She was found with a gunshot wound to her head near 800 West and North Temple around 5 p.m. Thursday evening, according to Salt Lake City Police.

The woman was then taken to a local hospital where she died.

In a tweet identifying the victim Friday morning, SLC Police said they are still actively looking for the suspect.

Investigators do not have a motive at this time and the woman was talking with three males when a single gunshot was heard.

They also said they are looking for two witnesses involved with the incident, which is believed to have been an isolated event.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as new information becomes available.

Woman killed in shooting near 800 W North Temple; suspect still at-large

SALT LAKE CITY — A woman in her 30s was found with a gunshot wound to her head near 800 West and North Temple Thursday evening, according to Salt Lake City Police.

The woman was then taken to a local hospital where she died.

Police said they are actively looking for the suspect and the call came in around 5:00 p.m. The woman has been identified but her identity has not been revealed; police are still trying to contact her family.

SLC Police said they do not have a motive at this time and the woman was talking with three males when a single gunshot was heard.

They also said they are looking for two witnesses involved with the incident, which is believed to have been an isolated event.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as new information becomes available.

SLC Police investigating second drive-by shooting

SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Police are investigating a second drive-by shooting Wednesday evening.

Police said this shooting happened near 400 South and Redwood Road before 6:00 p.m.

The victim is in serious condition and was shot in the abdomen and the shots came from a passing red sedan, according to SLCPD.

Police said it appears gang-related.

Earlier Wednesday, two boys were injured in a drive-by shooting near 1000 North Catherine Street.

Police said the boys suffered non-life threatening injuries and they could not confirm the shootings are related.

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