‘Man with rifle’ shot by Layton police

Sep 6, 2023, 7:50 AM | Updated: 11:03 pm

LAYTON, Utah — A man was shot in an officer-involved shooting Wednesday morning at Layton Meadows Apartments.

According to the Layton Police Department, 31-year-old Nathan Barker, taunted the officers, and at one point, fired a shot into the air.

Layton police Lt. Travis Lyman said officers responded to an unrelated domestic violence call at Layton Meadows Apartments, at 540 W. 1425 North, when they encountered Barker, who was on a third-story balcony with a rifle.

“They had to go in my room inside my daughter’s room,” said resident Bridgett Castellanos.

Security footage provided by Castellanos shows Layton police officers entering her apartment.

“I was right there for two hours while they were trying to do, you know, talk him down into not doing anything stupid,” she said.

Lyman said that Barker allegedly wanted the officers to shoot him. Police attempted to de-escalate the situation, but Barker eventually fired a shot into the air.

At approximately 5 a.m., a Davis County Sheriff’s Office deputy who was assisting Layton police returned fire and struck Barker.

Afterward, residents were forced to evacuate for the day due to potential explosives inside Barker’s apartment. Police detonated the potential explosives, allowing residents to go back to their homes.

Lyman said Barker was taken to Holy Cross Hospital-Davis and was later flown to a hospital in Salt Lake in serious condition, but was stabilized and will likely survive.

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‘Man with rifle’ shot by Layton police