LAYTON — Police are investigating why a 22-year-old man failed to comply with police orders, which led to his being shot and admitted to a local hospital in critical condition.
The shooting occurred at Quail Ridge Mobile Home Park, 935 E. Highway 193, Layton, just east of Hill Air Force Base.
Police are not releasing the name of the man or his girlfriend, who police said was shot by the man.
Davis County Attorney Troy Rawlings said his office and the Clinton Police Department are heading up the shooting investigation.
Police arrived at the trailer park after getting a 911 call concerning a domestic violence situation Wednesday night, said Layton Police Lt. Garret Atkin.
The caller told police she could hear a woman screaming and that a white car had sped from the area.
As officers approached the tan-colored mobile home, they received a call that a 22-year-old woman was at a local hospital with a gunshot wound to her leg.
Police also learned a 1-year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl were inside the trailer with the man, who had been outside slamming objects into the trailer and kicking the door.
After the shooting, the countywide protocol went into effect, bringing officers from 14 agencies to the scene, Atkin said.
He said he does not know why the couple was fighting but added that officers had been to the home in the past year because of domestic violence calls.
Officers spotted the man when they arrived at the mobile home, where a pink tricycle and a yellow toy dump truck were parked on the small lawn.
“(The man) appeared very angry and very agitated,” Atkin said.
Police called for the man to come out of the trailer, Atkin said, and the man did. However, he then turned around and started to go back into the mobile home, where the two children were.
A Layton officer deployed a Taser two times. The first time missed the man, and the second time, the Taser did not stop him, Atkin said.
The officers were concerned the man, who had already reportedly shot one person, was headed back inside the home to get a gun or may have had a gun on hi, he said.
“The officer was concerned (the man) would harm the children.”
Officers also did not know how many guns the man had, Atkin said.
At that time, the officer shot at the man several times, Atkin said. The man was unconscious but breathing on his own.
The officer has since been put on administrative leave, which is customary after a police-involved shooting.
A handgun was found in the neighbor’s yard next to the fence, Atkin said.
On Thursday morning, several neighbors said they heard the gunshots but did not know the couple.
Lee Glessner told the Standard-Examiner on Wednesday night that he was playing video games on the computer with his brother, Donald, in his mobile home, which is about 100 yards south of where the couple lives.
He said they heard eight to 10 gunshots around 10 p.m., “then lights came shooting down the street.”
Donald Glessner said he has lived in the mobile home park for about six years and that it is normally peaceful.
Neither of them know the couple living in that trailer, though they’ve seen the mother play with children in a community playground.
The woman was released from the hospital after treatment, Atkin said, and the children are with a family member.
Standard-Examiner reporter Michael McFall contributed to this article.