A Salt Lake County deputy shot an allegedly suicidal man after a nearly four-hour stand-off at a Riverton house late Saturday. Lt. Paul Jaroscak, a sheriff's spokesman, said he was still piecing together the circumstances of the shooting late Saturday, but said the man was in serious condition. The man had barricaded himself alone in his house.
The incident started about 6:45 p.m., when witnesses called 911 to report a motorist had jumped a curb and nearly hit a pedestrian at 11844 South Lampton View Drive (1080 West), Jaroscak said. The witnesses followed the man to his house, near 1000 W. Windchime Circle (19930 South), where he parked, Jaroscak said. The 49-year-old man fired a shot into the ground with a .40-caliber rifle before a SWAT team showed up. His son wrestled the rifle from the man in the garage, and the man ran into the house, where SWAT team members tried to talk him into giving himself up, Jaroscak said. A SWAT team member shot the man about 11 p.m., Jaroscak said. The man's wife told deputies he was suicidal and had more guns in the house, Jaroscak said. - Russ Rizzo