Man pleads guilty to attempted murder of Sunset police officer

Apr 30 2013 - 11:54pm


Zane Openshaw
Zane Openshaw

FARMINGTON -- A man accused of shooting at a police officer entered a guilty plea to an attempted murder charge.

Zane Todd Openshaw, 22, entered the plea to the first-degree felony charge Monday in 2nd District Court before Judge Michael G. Allphin. A sentencing hearing is set for June 17. He was originally charged with attempted aggravated murder.

Openshaw is being held in Davis County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail.

Police said a Sunset officer was patrolling the area of 900 West 2300 North in Sunset on Dec. 13. While eastbound on 2300 North, he passed a man, later identified as Openshaw. As he made eye contact with the suspect, he saw the suspect lift his shirt and pull a gun out. According to the probable cause affidavit, Openshaw pointed the gun at the officer and fired multiple rounds toward the marked patrol vehicle, hitting the driver side door, and shooting out the driver window and rear driver side window.

Following a foot chase, Clinton police found Openshaw in a shed near his home. According to court documents, Openshaw used a 9 mm handgun to shoot at the police car.


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