LAYTON -- A 22-year-old Bountiful man is facing aggravated assault charges after shooting an 18-year-old man on Saturday, police said.
Jackson John Tanner has been charged in 2nd District Court with discharge of a firearm, a second-degree felony; aggravated assault with a weapon, a third-degree felony; possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, a third-degree felony; and, carrying a dangerous weapon while under the influence, a class B misdemeanor.
He is being held in the Davis County Jail on no bail.
Layton Police Lt. Garrett Atkin said police were called at 2:30 p.m on Saturday after an 18-year-old man arrived at the Davis Hospital Medical Center emergency room with a gunshot wound to his hip.
The shooting happened at about 1900 E. 2050 North in Layton, Atkin said.
According to the probable cause statement the two men "packaged and smoked marijuana together."
Atkin said Tanner became upset when the victim told him he could not spend the night at his home and told him he had to leave.
"So he gets into his car and as he drives away he shoots one or more rounds and hits the guy in the hip," Atkin said.
When Layton police questioned the victim he told them Tanner had shot him.
Layton police then called Bountiful police and asked them for help, said Bountiful Police Lt. Sol Oberg.
"We surrounded the house and got him into custody until Layton police came and retrieved him," Oberg said.
Layton police then served a search warrant and found a safe in the home. According to the probable cause statement, inside the safe police found a 9 mm handgun that matched the description of the weapon used in the shooting. Police also found 13 bags of marijuana and a digital scale.
Atkin said police also retrieved several bullet casings from Tanner's car.
Tanner "admitted to shooting in the direction of the victim and stated that he was 'high' at the time," according to the court document.