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Documents provide new details in I-15 road rage shooting case

By Rob Nielsen - | Jun 28, 2023

Photo supplied, Hemera Technologies

LAYTON — New details are emerging in a road rage case that occurred earlier this month.

This week, charges were filed against Daniel Bodon stemming from a suspected road rage shooting that occurred June 5, leaving an 18-year-old girl hospitalized with serious injuries.

Bodon is charged with attempted murder, felony discharge fo a firearm with serious bodily injury, obstruction of justice and felony discharge of a firearm.

According to the charging document’s probable cause statement, the 18-year-old female — identified in court papers as “G.S.” — had recently graduated high school and was driving to meet her boyfriend on the afternoon of June 5. Traveling north on Interstate 15 near Layton Hills Mall, an encounter reportedly occurred with Bodon and his wife, Nicole, who was riding as a passenger on the motorcycle.

“In a fit of road rage, Daniel Bodon, a motorcycle gang member who had been headed in the same direction on his Harley motorcycle had retrieved his handgun and fired it at least four times into G.S.’s window, twice hitting her in the face,” the statement said. “The shooting was captured on a witness’ dash camera recording.”

While Bodon and his wife allegedly left the scene, the shooting victim was in shock. According to court documents, she lost more than 10 teeth, her lip was torn apart and her jaw was damaged to the point of disfigurement. She was treated at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden.

The Utah Highway Patrol and the State Bureau of Investigation immediately launched an investigation into the shooting. Utilizing several surveillance videos from private vehicles, businesses and residences, the Bodons were tracked to a park in Roy.

“(Authorities) saw that as they arrived at the park, they changed their clothing and appearances, obtained a red truck, and left in it,” the statement said. “Identifying the makes and models of the Harley and the truck, they ran records checks on registered owners of those types of vehicles. They found the Bodons did and lived nearby.”

“With a warrant, they searched their residence, finding the helmets the two Bodons wore, Daniel’s vest (including the Sundowner gang patch he had on it), the Harley motorcycle, a handgun, and ammunition. Interviewing Nicole Bodon, she admitted to having been on the motorcycle with Daniel and to his brandishing his firearm, denying only seeing him fire it.”

The documents also state that additional charges are possible. Nicole Bodon had not been charged as of Wednesday afternoon.

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