Man in critical condition after Saturday night shooting in Davis; 2 in custody

Sep 3 2012 - 11:26pm


WEST POINT -- Police were investigating a shooting late Saturday night that left a man in his mid-20s in critical condition.

The incident happened in the 400 block of 2000 West around 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the chest and trauma to the face, said Davis County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Harper at the crime scene.

Harper said that around 8:30 p.m., dispatchers began receiving calls about a loud party at the house where the shooting later occurred. Police went to the house and found 25 to 30 people inside. They did not find any alcohol violations, and they left.

At 10:08 p.m. dispatchers received reports of shots fired at the residence, and a Clinton poilice officer responded and found the victim.

An eyewitness who called 911 to report the shooting, Don Charles Nebeker, of 2000 West, said he heard a gunshot, then another shortly after 10 p.m. He saw several people milling about in the driveway of a house at approximately 400 North.

Nebeker went outside his home and looked down the street to see a body lying on a sidewalk.

Davis County deputies, who are trained as paramedics, arrived and began providing medical aid to the victim. He was taken to an area hospital.

However, Harper said, before the Clinton officer arrived, the suspect's vehicle backed out of the driveway and struck another vehicle, causing property damage. Police cordoned off the area and stopped several vehicles.




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