Man shot, killed in West Bountiful parking lot; suspect in custody after standoff

Nov 4, 2023, 10:20 PM | Updated: 10:29 pm

WEST BOUNTIFUL — A man suspected of being involved in the fatal shooting of a man in the parking lot of a Lowe’s home improvement store in West Bountiful Friday morning was taken into custody after a standoff with Grand County sheriff’s deputies on U.S. 191.

Police identified the victim as Zachary Carson, 50.

At about 5 a.m. Bountiful dispatch began to receive calls about a shooting that had occurred in the parking lot at 350 N. 545 West in West Bountiful. A woman reported the incident to police, and officers arrived to find Carson unresponsive in his vehicle after being shot multiple times. The woman identified the suspected shooter as her estranged husband, Jake Jackson, 31.

Medical personnel attempted life-saving measures, but Carson was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman had fled following the shooting and later was met by Bountiful and Centerville police. Investigators learned that the woman and Jackson had been separated for approximately a year and the woman was in the process of filing for divorce.

The woman told investigators that Carson had been helping her with divorce paperwork. The pair had met at the parking lot about 7:30 p.m. on Thursday before leaving together in his vehicle. Video footage captured by Lowe’s shows Jackson arriving at the parking lot about 2 a.m. on Friday where he circled the parking lot where “it is presumed he locates her vehicle as he then parks across the parking lot away from her vehicle distanced but within view,” according to a probable cause statement.

A warrant obtained


A warrant was later obtained for the woman’s vehicle where police located a tracking device on her vehicle that she was unaware had been placed there.

When Carson and the woman arrived back at the parking lot, she got out of his vehicle, said goodbye, and walked to her vehicle. When she arrived at her vehicle, she saw a man she recognized as her estranged husband walking from across the parking lot and an argument ensued.

The two men began fighting while the woman tried to intervene but was grabbed and pushed against her vehicle, according to the probable cause statement. Police later determined that when she was pushed against the vehicle it bruised her arm and left a mark on her back. When Carson protested and “told Jake he couldn’t treat her like that, Jake then shot Zachary,” the statement added.

Following the shooting, Jackson then pointed the weapon at the woman and demanded she take him to his son, according to police. The woman got into her vehicle and began to leave while her estranged husband “began pounding on the vehicle passenger side door with the handgun in his hand,” the statement said.

Police located a vehicle suspected of being involved in the shooting and investigators said they were looking for Jake Jackson, 31, who was driving a gray 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, with Utah “In God We Trust” license plate 8K7TA, who they believed might be heading for Emery County.

In a Facebook post Friday, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office said it had closed U.S. 191 “due to a barricaded homicide suspect” and urged people to avoid traveling south of Moab toward Monticello. The office confirmed the barricade was related to the shooting death in West Bountiful. Officers were able to disable Jackson’s vehicle and a SWAT team “utilized less lethal chemical munitions and at least one less-lethal impact round,” according to police.

Deputies updated the Facebook post at 1:08 p.m., saying the highway was open and the suspect was in custody.

“The investigation is ongoing into possible motives and events leading up to the shooting,” police said in a statement. “Our condolences go out to those affected by today’s events.”

Jackson was booked into the Davis County Jail for investigation of murder, aggravated assault, threat or use of a deadly weapon in a fight, unlawful installation of a tracking device, assault and criminal mischief.

KSL 5 TV Live


Monday marked 50 years since the Ogden Hi-Fi murders, and one of the people who first responded to ...

Lauren Steinbrecher

Remembering one of Utah’s most heinous murder cases, 50 years later

Monday marked 50 years since the Ogden Hi-Fi murders, and one of the people who first responded to the scene all those years ago is looking back on what became a career-defining case, both because of the heinous situation and because of the lessons he learned investigating it.

29 seconds ago

WASHINGTON - APRIL 14:  Activists line Wisconsin Avenue during a vigil outside the residence of Vic...

Matthew Barakat, Associated Press

Jury deliberating in Iraq Abu Ghraib prison abuse civil case; contractor casts blame on Army

A lawyer for a military contractor being sued by three survivors of the notorious Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq says the plaintiffs are suing the wrong people.

7 hours ago

A Cache County pharmacist said he feels safer now that someone is in jail on drug charges relating ...

Shelby Lofton

‘This is endangerment to pharmacies:’ Pharmacist who was victim of fraud calls, store break-in speaks out on rapper’s charges

A Cache County pharmacist said he feels safer now that someone is in jail on drug charges relating to fraudulent prescription schemes.

1 day ago

This photo provided by the Ada County, Idaho, Sheriff’s Office shows Deputy Tobin Bolter. The she...

Associated Press

Suspect in killing of Idaho sheriff’s deputy fatally shot by police, authorities say

An Idaho sheriff's deputy died after being shot by a driver during a traffic stop, and a man believed to be the shooting suspect was later fatally shot by police, authorities said Sunday.

1 day ago

A photo of seized illegal drugs and paraphernalia from a traffic stop near 1500 South West Temple S...

Carlysle Price

Two arrested after SLCPD find large amounts of methamphetamine

Liberty Patrol officers arrested two people Friday morning after finding nearly 200 grams of methamphetamine in their car, according to the Salt Lake City Police Department press release.

2 days ago

This photo from the US Navy shows the USS Higgins in Yokosuka, Japan, in November 2022. (Mass Commu...

Shania Shelton, CNN

US sailor found guilty at court martial on attempted espionage charges

A US sailor who served in Japan was found guilty on Friday at a general court martial for attempted espionage, failure to obey a lawful order and attempted violation of a lawful general order.

3 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Women hold card for scanning key card to access Photocopier Security system concept...

Les Olson

Why Printer Security Should Be Top of Mind for Your Business

Connected printers have vulnerable endpoints that are an easy target for cyber thieves. Protect your business with these tips.

Modern chandelier hanging from a white slanted ceiling with windows in the backgruond...

Lighting Design

Light Up Your Home With These Top Lighting Trends for 2024

Check out the latest lighting design trends for 2024 and tips on how you can incorporate them into your home.

Technician woman fixing hardware of desktop computer. Close up....

PC Laptops

Tips for Hassle-Free Computer Repairs

Experiencing a glitch in your computer can be frustrating, but with these tips you can have your computer repaired without the stress.

Close up of finger on keyboard button with number 11 logo...

PC Laptops

7 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Laptop to Windows 11

Explore the benefits of upgrading to Windows 11 for a smoother, more secure, and feature-packed computing experience.

Stylish room interior with beautiful Christmas tree and decorative fireplace...

Lighting Design

Create a Festive Home with Our Easy-to-Follow Holiday Prep Guide

Get ready for festive celebrations! Discover expert tips to prepare your home for the holidays, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for unforgettable moments.

Battery low message on mobile device screen. Internet and technology concept...

PC Laptops

9 Tips to Get More Power Out of Your Laptop Battery

Get more power out of your laptop battery and help it last longer by implementing some of these tips from our guide.

Man shot, killed in West Bountiful parking lot; suspect in custody after standoff