DEVELOPING: New Details Emerge In Millcreek Shootings, Hostage Standoff

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MILLCREEK, UTAH – August 22, 2015 (Gephardt Daily) – Police documents released Saturday night reveal graphic new details into the violent Millcreek domestic dispute which led the shooting of two women and a four long standoff with SWAT.

According to a probable cause statement, Unified Police responded to the scene of a shooting at 8:09 a.m. in the area of 725 East 3300 South.

The statement is as follows:

“Arriving officers found a female victim laying in the roadway with multiple gunshot wounds; one gunshot wound in the head and one in the torso severing the spine.

Eyewitness/victim on scene told officers that the A/P threatened to shoot him if he didn’t leave. The A/P was barricaded inside the residence holding his estranged wife hostage for several hours.

UPD swat officers approaching the residence made contact with the A/P through a lower level window. The A/P was seen going behind a point of cover when officers heard gunshots from inside the home. Tactical officers made entry into the residence where they encountered a barrage of gun fire with a firearm toward the officers as they attempted to defeat several obstacles set up in the stairwell and hallway. The A/P surrendered to officers and was taken into custody without incident. Victim was located inside the residence with four gunshot wounds; one in the arm, both legs  and the head/temple exiting out they eye. Hospital staff confirmed the victim permanently lost one eye. Both victims were transported to nearby hospitals where they remain in critical condition.

Tactical officers discovered that the natural gas line inside the residence had been cut and the range/oven had been turned on endangering several first responders and neighboring nearby businesses and citizens.”   




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