Man taken into custody after standoff with police in Herriman

Chad Allen Shields. Photo Courtesy: Utah County

HERRIMAN, Utah, Jan. 29, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A 40-year-old man was booked into jail on investigation of aggravated assault and resisting arrest after a standoff with Unified Police Department officers in Herriman Sunday afternoon.

Officials were called to the area of 15600 Rose Canyon Road at approximately 4:15 p.m. after callers reported a man with a gun, UPD spokesman Lt. Brian Lohrke told Gephardt Daily.

Multiple callers told police the man, later identified as Chad Shields, was standing in his driveway yelling at passing motorists and pointing a gun at them.

When officers arrived at the scene, Shields was in the middle of the road and refused to cooperate with police orders, Lohrke said. At that time, police could not see any weapons on his person.

Lohrke said after a “short period of time,” and with the assistance of a K-9 unit, Shields was taken into custody.

Officers then found two loaded 9 mm handguns in Shields’ pockets.

Shields was booked into Salt Lake County Jail.

Rose Canyon Road was temporarily closed while officers worked to take Shields into custody, but evacuations were not necessary as the residences on that road are fairly widely spaced, Lohrke said.


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