Category: shooting

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.

Watch Fox 13 News at Nine for the latest updates.

Police responding to shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California

Police are responding to reports of a shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California.

The Gilroy Police Department tweeted that the scene is still active.

“The hearts of Gilroy PD and entire community go out to the victims of today’s shooting at the Garlic Festival,” the tweet said. “If you are looking for a loved one, please go to the reunification center at Gavilan College at parking lot B.”

Police responded to the scene around 5:30 p.m. local time (6:30 p.m. Mountain time), according to The Mercury News.

Video from the festival appears to show people fleeing after hearing gunshots.

Lex De La Herran told CNN he was walking away from the stage and “about two minutes later, I looked over to hear multiple gun shots and saw smoke through the air.”

“Initially I thought it was fireworks,” he said. “People started screaming and running, I instinctively did the same. It was complete chaos.”

De La Herran said a piece of shrapnel hit him in the head.

“I remember seeing a whole stampede of people running, jumping fences,” he said. “Some man screamed ‘Those are real!’”

Two patients are being treated at Stanford Medicine, spokeswoman Julie Greicius said.

The Santa Clara Sheriff’s Department dispatch told CNN an emergency center for this incident has been established at W 6th St and Hanna street.

Gilroy police said a witness line and family reunification line had also been set up.

ATF San Francisco’s field division is assisting, according to a tweet from the agency.

‘It’s one of the scariest feelings’

Miquita Price told CNN there were hundreds of people at the festival Sunday.

“It was people just enjoying the day,” she said.

When Price realized someone was shooting, she ran and then laid down on the ground. The shooter stopped and that’s when she said she ran to a truck. Price said a woman running next to her was shot.

“It’s one of the scariest feelings,” Price said. “I think this is all like a nightmare. I don’t believe this is reality right now.”

Peter Winzell was at the festival near its main stage when he saw the shooter. He told CNN affiliate KPIX-TV the band was playing the last song when the shooting started. He said he heard 20 to 25 shots.

“I saw him for approximately one second, he was firing with intent to hit people,” he said.

Thirteen-year-old Evenny Reyes of Gilroy told the Mercury News that she and her friends had spent the day at the festival.

“We were just leaving and we saw a guy with a bandana wrapped around his leg because he got shot. And there were people on the ground, crying,” she told the newspaper. “There was a little kid hurt on the ground. People were throwing tables and cutting fences to get out.”

Politicians and celebrities respond

California Sen. Kamala Harris said on Twitter that her office is “closely monitoring the situation.”

“Grateful to first responders who are on the scene in Gilroy and keeping those injured by such senseless violence in my thoughts.”

President Donald Trump also tweeted, saying “law enforcement is at the scene of shootings.”

US Rep. Jimmy Panetta tweeted he was aware of the shooting.

“The staging area for families and loved ones is at Gavilan College at parking lot B. Please follow @GilroyPD for more information. I will also post updates as I have them,” he said.

Gilroy has a population of about 57,000 people, and is widely known for its garlic production and processing.

The annual food festival is held at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy, about 30 miles southeast of San Jose. Sunday was the festival’s final day. It routinely attracts 100,000 people, according to previous attendance records.

The festival dates back to 1979, when the first festival was held.

Woman dead, 2 injured after man opens fire inside car in West Valley

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — One woman is dead and two others were injured in a shooting Saturday night inside a car near 2700 West and 3100 South.

Police have arrested Jayson Chase, 38, on charges of murder, aggravated assault, discharge of firearms, obstruction of justice and possession of a firearm by a restricted person, according to court documents.

Angela Montoya, 34, was killed in the shooting, according to West Valley City Police.

Police say Chase was in a  green Cadillac sedan when he shot Montoya and two others in the car with them.

After investigating multiple witness accounts and physical evidence, police say they determined Chase was in the back seat with Montoya and one other person and shot them both — Montoya in the head and the other in the shoulder.

Police said the driver was also shot in the shoulder but drove to another location and left the vehicle. Police say the driver was a female and that they have not located her yet.

Another person then reportedly got in the driver’s seat, drove to seek help for Montoya and flagged down police in person. Montoya was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses told police that the second gunshot victim ran from the vehicle immediately to find help. Police did not release the individual’s name, but they did say a 15-year-old boy entered a nearby gas station with a gunshot wound to his shoulder.

The front seat passenger was not injured.

According to the police report, Chase later called 911 from another gas station at 3500 South and 3200 West and said people were chasing him. When officers arrived, he told them he had a gun but discarded it at a nearby construction site. Police have not located the gun yet.

Anyone with surveillance footage or additional information about the incident is asked to call WVCPD.

One dead after shooting at West Valley City home, police say

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — One man has died from his injuries after a shooting that left two other people injured early Sunday morning in West Valley City.

Neko Jardine, 19, was one of three people shot at a home near 5600 West 4360 South just after midnight, according to police.

Jardine was shot in the neck, chest and torso, police say, was taken to the hospital in serious condition, and underwent surgery before he died.

West Valley Police stated Sunday evening they had not identified a suspect yet, but that witnesses saw a white Ford Mustang and a red Nissan Altima drive up to the residence.

Police said a fight ensued and then about 10 to 12 gunshots were fired, hitting the three people.

An 18-year-old was shot twice in the leg and a 17-year-old was cut, police said. They were treated and released from the hospital.

West Valley City Police continue to investigate.

Police: three people shot at West Valley City home

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Three people a recovering after being shot at a home early Sunday morning.

The West Valley City Police Department said the incident occurred at 5625 West 4360 South around midnight.

According to police, witnesses said they saw two passenger cars, a white Ford Mustang and a red Nissan Altima, drive up to the residence.

Police said a fight ensued and then about 10 to 12 gunshots were fired, hitting the three people.

Two of the people who were shot had minor injuries and were treated and released from the hospital.

The other victim was hit in the neck, chest, and torso and underwent surgery. Police said that person is in serious but stable condition.

West Valley City Police are investigating the shooting and are looking for suspects.