Police arrest suspect in Layton shooting

Detectives at the scene of the shooting. Photo: Layton Police Department

LAYTON, Utah, Oct. 6, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Police have arrested a suspect after a shooting in Layton on Tuesday night.

“Shooting suspect from last night has been booked into Davis County Jail,” said a tweet from Layton Police Department at 10:45 a.m. Wednesday. “He is 36-year-old Aaron Gaitan.”

Detectives had just finished at the scene, the tweet said.

The 35-year-old victim, who was shot in the leg, has now been released from the hospital.

The incident occurred in the area of 385 N. Main St. just after 10:30 p.m.

The victim was in a vehicle in his driveway and got into an altercation with Gaitan, according to police.

Gaitan allegedly shot the victim, then ran away, investigators said.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.


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