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Two Arrested In Connection With Provo Protest Shooting

Jun 30, 2020, 7:12 PM | Updated: 9:58 pm
An SUV drives through a group of protesters who were blocking an intersection in Provo on June 29, ...
An SUV drives through a group of protesters who were blocking an intersection in Provo on June 29, 2020.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Police said two people have been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred in Provo during Monday night’s protests.

Jesse Taggart, 33, of Salt Lake City, and 27-year-old Samantha Darling, of Ogden, were arrested Tuesday, according to officials with the Provo Police Department.

Sgt. Nisha King with the Provo Police Department said Taggart was booked into the Utah County Jail on multiple charges, including attempted aggravated murder, aggravated assault, rioting, firing a weapon near a highway and criminal mischief.

Darling was booked on charges of obstruction of justice and rioting.

Police said a 60-year-old Provo man was shot and injured after a man allegedly fired a shot through the passenger window of his SUV Monday. He was in stable condition.

Police said protesters began to block the SUV, which was attempting to turn right from University Avenue onto Center Street, during Monday’s protests.

The suspect then raised what appeared to be a gun and fired through the car’s window, hitting the victim.

“Several protesters began crowding around the vehicle,” said John Geyerman, deputy chief with the Provo Police Department. “The male protester ran toward the SUV on the passenger side, pointed a handgun at the driver, and shot one round through the window. The driver, who was struck by the bullet, accelerated, trying to leave the situation. The same protester ran after the vehicle and fired a second shot that went through the rear passenger window.”

An enhanced video taken by KSL TV photographers of Monday’s scene shows a masked man raising his hands and pointing something that looks like a gun at the SUV. The video also captured something that resembled a casing coming off the object the man pointed.

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Members of the Provo City Council said the victim was running an errand in the area at the time of the incident.

King said the investigation into the protests and related incidents is ongoing. She thanked citizens and the Ogden and Salt Lake City police departments for their help in the investigation.

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Two Arrested In Connection With Provo Protest Shooting