NORTH SALT LAKE -- A 60-year-old man who shot at a Department of Public Safety helicopter has been identified as Brian Skidmore.
Skidmore, of North Salt Lake, was being treated Monday at a local hospital for self-inflicted wounds and was under tight security, said Davis County Sheriff's Sgt. Scott Harper.
Police searched for Skidmore on Sunday night after receiving a phone call that he may have been suicidal.
Officers from the Davis County Sheriff's Office, along with Salt Lake Airport Authority Police, Department of Public Safety, Salt Lake City Police and Unified Police, were involved in the search.
Skidmore was taken into custody at 10:15 p.m., after he had barricaded himself in his vehicle at the Irvine Duck Hunting Club in unincorporated Davis County.
Officers said Skidmore had fired one shotgun round at a citizen who was on his four-wheeler in the area, then shot three shotgun rounds at the DPS helicopter that had arrived.
After a lengthy standoff, tear gas rounds were fired into Skidmore's vehicle, but he continued to not comply with law enforcement, Harper said. A police K-9 was deployed and assisted in removing Skidmore from the vehicle.
When officers approached Skidmore, the sheriff's deputy and paramedics immediately rendered advanced life support for a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
He was then transported to a local hospital.