One injured in shooting on Antelope Island, suspected shooter in custody
Nov 8, 2023, 2:31 PM | Updated: Nov 10, 2023, 10:34 am
UPDATE: The Davis County Sheriff’s Office released an update on the condition of the victim and the status of the investigation. The victim from yesterday’s shooting remains at a local hospital, surrounded by family, where he is recovering and doing well. Police said the victim is from Davis County, but they would not be releasing any details about his identity.
Police also confirmed that the shooting began as a road rage incident.
“Details surrounding the identity of the suspect and the 2 other individuals with the suspect will not be made available due to their ages. No further details are available as this remains an active investigation,” police said in a tweet.
The original story proceeds below.
ANTELOPE ISLAND — One person was injured in a shooting and another was taken into custody on Antelope Island Wednesday.
According to Davis County Sheriff’s Office, a 50-year-old man was found with a gunshot wound after an apparent road rage encounter on the causeway leading up to the island.
When police arrived on scene, six minutes after they were called at 1:36 p.m., the victim was transferred to the hospital by helicopter and was taken to the hospital. The suspected shooter though, was not with his vehicle on the road.
“He was hiding,” Officer Stephanie Dinsmore, with the Davis County Sheriff’s Office said.
The shooting occurred about a mile and a half from the toll booth at the entrance to the park on the causeway near the vehicles.
The Davis County Sheriff’s Office is on scene of a shooting at Antelope Island State Park. Deputies are searching for the suspect. PIO is enroute. Staging is in the parking just east of the toll booth at Antelope Island Causeway and 5000 west.
— Davis County Sheriff's Office (@DavisSheriffUT) November 8, 2023
Officers said they searched for the suspect for approximately an hour.
“Fortunately the Utah Department of Public Safety provided their helicopter and we were able to locate him,” Officer Dinsmore said.
The suspect, a 16-year-old teen, was apprehended at 2:45.
There were two individuals in the suspect’s vehicle who were taken into police custody for questioning.
Police closed the park during the shooting and aftermath, not letting anybody out of the park until 4 p.m. No visitors were allowed in the park for the evening.
One visitor, Royce Bair, travelled from West Jordan to the park, just to hear miles away from it on the radio that there was a shooting.
“I mean, this is supposed to be a very peaceful place,” Bair said. “It’s very ironic that this would happen.”
Police said the victim remains stable in the hospital and should survive the shooting.
“I really feel for the person who was injured,” Blair said. “Attacked.”