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 Christopher Locke, 41, was taken into custody around 12:45 a.m. Sunday, said Roy Police Sgt. Kevin Smith.
He was booked into Weber County Jail on suspicion of attempted criminal homicide, two counts of domestic violence in the presence of a child and carrying a weapon while intoxicated, Roy Police Chief Greg Whinham said Sunday night.
Police were called to Locke’s home at 3792 W. 4750 South around 10:25 p.m. Saturday following a report of a shooting.
Locke 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, Smith said.
Locke’s wife was in stable condition at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden early Sunday morning. 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 telling them he didn’t want to give up.
After about two hours of negotiations, Locke surrendered. He 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 that Locke was in possession of four guns during the incident.
The incident prompted a lockdown 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 loose.
As of 2 a.m. Sunday, Locke was being interviewed by Roy detectives. Alcohol is believed to have contributed to the incident, Smith said.
Roy police have been to Locke’s home five times in the past year to respond to family fights, Smith said. Officers from every law enforcement agency in Weber County, along with SWAT team members, responded.
In an unrelated matter, Roy police were called around 3 a.m. Sunday to a home in the vincinity of 2900 West and 4500 South to a report of a man with a gun, Whinham said. The call came in as a domestic dispute and as a shot being fired.
Jason Paulsen, 38, had a gun inside the home and was apparently intending to harm himself. Paulsen and his wife wrestled with the gun, and a round was fired into the floor of the dwelling, police say.
When police arrived, Paulsen’s wife, his 13-year-old son and a family friend had escaped from the house. Police negotiated with Paulsen for about 30 minutes before he surrendered.
Paulsen was arrested and booked into Weber County Jail for using a weapon in a fight or quarrel.