ROY — A man allegedly shot his wife multiple times and struck his daughter with a bottle prompting a tense two-hour standoff late Saturday night in Roy.
The man, identified as 41-year-old Christopher Locke, was taken into custody around 12:45 a.m. Sunday, said Roy Police Sgt. Kevin Smith.
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Police were called to Locke’s home at 3792 West 4750 South around 10:25 p.m. Saturday following a report of a shooting.
Locke’s allegedly shot his wife multiple times in the torso with a handgun, Smith said. He also allegedly hit his daughter in the head with a bottle.
Locke’s wife and daughter , whose names were not released, ran to a neighbor’s home for safety, Smith said. The neighbor in turn phoned 911.
Locke also let his 5-year-old son leave the home as police arrived, said Smith
Locke’s wife was in stable condition at McKay-Dee Hospital early Sunday morning, said Smith. Information regarding whether his daughter sought medical attention was not available.
Soon after police arrived, Locke went to the front porch of his upscale home with an assault rifle and began arguing with officers, Smith said. "He (was arguing) that he didn’t want to give up," Smith said,
After about two hours of negotiations he surrendered and did not fire at police during the siege.
Early Sunday morning police were collecting evidence at Locke’s home.
An assault rifle Locke allegedly used during the standoff sat on the front steps of the residence. A police officer told a Standard-Examiner reporter at the scene Locke was in possession of four guns during the incident.
The incident prompted a lock down of homes and businesses in the area, including a Triple Stop convenience store on 4800 South in Roy. A clerk, who asked not to be identified, said the store received an automated phone call around 11:15 p.m. Saturday from Roy police that a gunman was on the lose.
As of 2 a.m. Sunday, Locke was being interviewed by Roy detectives. Alcohol is believed to have contributed to the incident, said Smith.
Roy police have been to Locke’s home five times in the past year to respond to family fights, said Smith. More than 20 police officers from every law enforcement agency in Weber County along with SWAT team members responded.