Idaho shooting suspect believed to be in Box Elder

Tuesday , July 22, 2014 - 5:51 PM

BRIGHAM CITY — Local police were on the lookout for an Idaho man who fled the scene of a police shooting when the suspect’s cell phone was pinpointed in Box Elder County this morning.

Local police received an attempt-to-locate notification at 11: 41 a.m. for Victor Soria, 40, after Idaho police said Soria’s cell phone “pinged” at 11:24 a.m. just outside Brigham City, Utah Highway Patrol Lt. Lee Perry said.

The ping or GPS hit came at milepost 368 on I-15 two miles north of Brigham, Perry said.

It did not indicate if the suspect was northbound or southbound on the interstate, he said.

By 2 p.m. Perry said no further reports had been received of Soria, 5-foot-4, 130 pounds with dark hair, believed traveling in a black Camaro.

Soria, of Buhl, Idaho, is suspected in a 2:40 a.m. shooting today that left an officer injured, Perry said, requiring a brief hospital visit.

Police were responding to a domestic dispute call at the time when someone in the home believed to be Soria opened fire then fled the scene in Twin Falls County.

Contact reporter Tim Gurrister at 801-625-4238, Follow him on Twitter at @tgurrister

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