TREMONTON - By Ellen Cook, Headliner Media Specialist, October 5, 2021
What started as a domestic problem in the Bear River Valley Apartments in Tremonton ended with a shooting and an arrest.
According to Tremonton Police Chief Nick Nessen, the incident began late Saturday night, October 2, when a woman called her mother asking for help getting away from her husband.
Arriving instead were the woman’s two brothers who remove their sister and her two young children from the home. The brothers told police they were taking the three to their truck when the 33-year-old husband charged at them.
At that point, one brother in his early 20s turned and fired a single round from a 9mm handgun, striking the husband in the chest. The bullet apparently went through the victim and officers later found it lodged in the building.
The brothers then loaded the entire family, including the victim, into their truck and drove to Bear River Valley Hospital where the injured man was stabilized and then flown to a Salt Lake area hospital. He is expected to recover from his injuries, Nessen said.
The shooter was arrested early Sunday morning and charged with Aggravated Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Disorderly Conduct and Discharging a Firearm within City Limits.
The victim may also face charges, Nessen added, but that will wait until his condition has improved enough to talk to officers.