FARMINGTON -- A 50-year-old North Salt Lake man who barricaded himself in his vehicle after shooting at a resident at a duck club made his first court appearance Friday.
Brian Ray Skidmore is charged in 2nd District Court with one count of third-degree felony discharge of a firearm and one count of carrying a dangerous weapon while under the influence of alcohol.
Another court hearing has been set for Wednesday.
Skidmore was booked in the Davis County Jail early Thursday morning after being released from a local hospital. The judge set bail on Friday at $5,000.
Skidmore was taken to a local hospital Sunday to be treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the neck after he barricaded himself in a his vehicle at the Harrison Duck Club. Police had been searching for Skidmore 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.
According to the probable cause affidavit filed in 2nd District Court, Skidmore fired a shotgun at a resident in the area.
The man then "fled the area for his safety," according to the document.
When officers arrived at the scene, Skidmore fired several more shots. Davis County sheriff's officers originally said Skidmore shot at a DPS helicopter, but an investigation could not determine who or what Skidmore was shooting at.
After a lengthy standoff, tear gas rounds were fired into Skidmore's vehicle, but he refused to comply with law enforcement, officers said. A police K-9 was used to assist in removing Skidmore from the vehicle.
After he was out, a sheriff's deputy and paramedics rendered advanced life support for a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Skidmore was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and kept under tight security.
Police found an empty 12-pack of beer in Skidmore's vehicle when they arrested him, according to the court documents.