FARMINGTON -- Farmington police said today Marco Antonio Guizar is the man who shot at a truck on Legacy Highway and then was involved in an exchange of gunfire with police officers Wednesday evening.
Guizar was booked in the Davis County Jail early Thursday morning on one count of attempted aggravated murder, three counts of aggravated assault, one count of failure to respond to an officer's signal to stop, one count of interference with an arresting officer and possession of a dangerous weapons with intent to assault.
The Immigration and Naturalization Service has put a hold on Guizar and there is also a warrant for him from West Valley Justice Court for not having insurance for his car.
Guizar is being held without bail.
The Davis County Attorney's Office is reviewing the case before filing formal charges in 2nd District Court.
Farmington Police Chief Wayne Hansen said Guizar had paperwork in his car that listed two addresses, one in Layton and one in Taylorsville.
Utah Highway Patrol Cpl. Todd Johnson said troopers believe Guizar is also linked to a similar shooting on Interstate 215 on Tuesday.
Hansen said the Farmington police officer involved in the exchange of gun fire has been with the police agency for 16 years. He has been put on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the shooting, investigation which is standard procedure.
Davis County Sgt. Susan Poulsen said a deputy involved in the shooting is also on paid administrative leave until the investigation is completed.
No one was injured in the shootings on Wednesday, but the police vehicles did receive some damage from gun fire as did the suspect's car, Hansen said.
The incident began around 5 p.m. Wednesday when dispatchers received several calls that someone in a gray passenger vehicle had shot at a white pickup truck on Legacy Highway, police said.
The gray vehicle left Legacy Highway at Park Lane and was spotted by police. A chase followed through several neighborhoods and, at some point, shots were exchanged.
Police do not have a motive behind the shootings.
A man with the same name and birth date as Guizar was sentenced in 2002 to serve up to five years in the Utah State Prison, according to the Utah courts website. The man had pleaded guilty in 3rd District Court to a third-degree felony aggravated assault and a third-degree felony tampering with a witness.