Shooting at Sunset police officer draws prison time

Jun 18 2013 - 6:26am



FARMINGTON -- A man who shot at a police officer was sentenced to serve five years to life in Utah State Prison.

Zane Todd Openshaw appeared in 2nd District Court on Monday.

He had entered a guilty plea to attempted murder, a first-degree felony, in April.

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's side door and shooting out the driver's window and rear driver's 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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