Moab police: Armed man subdued by officers from 3 agencies

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MOAB, Utah, Aug. 2, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A man has been arrested in Moab after police say he fired a shot outside one eating establishment and inside another.

A call came to dispatch at about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday reporting that a man had fired at least one shot outside of Zax restaurant, at 100 S. Main St., Moab

Police and officers from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area and began to search for the suspect. Witnesses said the man had gone into the Rio Restaurant, at 2 S. 100 West, and officers found a man matching the suspect’s description. Patrons told officers the man had been brandishing a gun and threatening people.

As officers approached, the suspect pulled a gun from his waistband, according to the   police department statement issued by Chief Jim Winder. As officers subdued the man, he fired one shot, which did not hit anyone, the report says.

Officers forced the suspect to the floor, and placed hands on the firearm to prevent further discharge. Utah Highway Patrol officers also helped take the suspect into custody.

Patrick Trujillo, who turns 22 on Thursday, was booked on aggravated assault and weapons charges into the Grand County Jail.

“The heroic effort of this multi-jurisdictional response undoubtedly prevented the loss of life of the responding officers, patrons of the restaurant and the suspect,” Winder’s statement said.


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