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WASHINGTON TERRACE — Police in Weber County are searching for a man who fired several bullets into the ground after confronting two people delivering copies of the Standard-Examiner in Washington Terrace.

Police were dispatched to the area of 500 W. 5000 South in Washington Terrace after 911 dispatchers received multiple reports of shots fired, according to Lt. Cortney Ryan with the Weber County Sheriff’s Office.

Tyson Halverson and his fiancé, Jamiilynn Duncan, were out delivering papers when they pulled into a driveway in Washington Terrace. Halverson told the Standard-Examiner that he was placing a newspaper on a porch when he heard someone call out to the two.

After getting back into the car and began driving closer to the man yelling, he heard the man say, “What are you doing?” Halverson said they were delivering newspapers before the man fired several shots at the car.

“I saw the flashes of the gun and heard the shots,” Halverson said.

Halverson, who was in the driver’s seat while Duncan was in the passenger seat, quickly drove away. After driving down the road, Halverson said he stopped and turned around to see if he could get a look at the man who shot at them, but the car was already gone.

Thankfully, neither Halverson nor Duncan were hit by the bullets. Halverson said he does have a few scratches on his arm. He said the scratches were probably from when the side mirror shattered during the gunfire.

Halverson said that his car was damaged by gunfire, including the broken mirror and bullet dents in the driver’s side of his car.

“We’re both okay, but we’re both just shaken up,” he said.

When officers arrived, they found the two, who said that the suspect was a white man in a dark four-door sedan, Ryan said.

Police were able to find several shell casings at the scene, and are in the process of investigating the incident as of Wednesday afternoon.

Ryan said the suspect was described as a white man. No persons of interest have been made public as of Wednesday afternoon.

Jacob Scholl is the Cops and Courts Reporter for the Standard-Examiner. Email him at jscholl@standard.net and follow him on Twitter at @Jacob_Scholl.

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