Man critically injured in West Jordan shooting
Sep 2, 2023, 12:59 PM | Updated: Sep 6, 2023, 12:39 pm
WEST JORDAN, Utah — A 30-year-old man is in critical condition after a domestic violence shooting. The shooter has since been identified as David Au and is in custody facing multiple charges.
Police said they received calls of shots being fired at a West Jordan home at 10:16 a.m. Saturday. The home lies in the 7600 block of houses around Keelcrest Drive.
According to the West Jordan Police Department, the incident started as an argument between Au and the victim in the driveway of the house. Police say multiple people were inside the home including an infant and at least seven children were outside during the argument and shooting.
Some time in the middle of the argument, Au went inside the house downstairs to retrieve a revolver from a gun case and brought it out to the driveway. He brandished the gun and proceeded to shoot the victim once in the stomach.
Another person at the scene then interfered by stepping in front of the victim to shield them from another shot. Au paced back and forth in the driveway and aimed the gun at the two victims multiple times, but did not shoot again.
Neighbors in the area state they didn’t hear yelling or see people physically fighting at the time, but have said that they’ve seen police come by the home multiple times before.
The victim was in surgery at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray as of 12:45 p.m. on Saturday and is expected to survive.
Police have arrested Au and he faces eight charges of domestic violence in the presence of a child and multiple charges of aggravated assault.