Shots fired in Cedar City; 1 arrested, 2 cited

CEDAR CITY — Two men were cited and one man was arrested Monday night after police responded to an alleged shooting in Cedar City.

Eduardo Quinones booking photo posted Nov. 17, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Iron County Sheriff's Office
Eduardo Quinones booking photo posted Nov. 17, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Iron County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

According to a press release from the Cedar City Police Department, at approximately 6:45 p.m. officers responded to the 200 North block of 1400 West after receiving reports of shots being fired. Upon their arrival, officers determined three men had been involved in a physical altercation.

“The fight reportedly started after a disagreement between Eduardo Quinones and Jose Carrasco,” the release said. “Daniel Aguirre also joined into the altercation and he and Carrasco assaulted Quinones.”

During the confrontation, Aguirre allegedly attacked Quinones with a hammer, leaving Quinones with minor injuries, the release said. Quinones then retreated to a vehicle and retrieved a firearm.

Aguirre and Carrasco allegedly attempted to flee from the scene in a vehicle, the release said, and as the two fled, Quinones began shooting into the vehicle — reportedly to disable it.

Jose Carasco booking photo posted Nov. 17, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Iron County Sheriff's Office
Jose Carasco booking photo posted Nov. 17, 2014 | Photo courtesy of Iron County Sheriff’s Office, St. George News

“No one was struck with the bullets and no one was seriously injured,” the press release said.

Quinones was ultimately arrested and booked into the Iron County Jail, charged with one class A misdemeanor for reckless endangerment and two class B misdemeanors for discharging a firearm within city limits. His bail is set at $2,530, according to bookings information.

Both Carrasco and Aguirre were cited and then released on class C misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges and class B misdemeanor assault charges

An investigation into the incident and the processing of physical evidence are ongoing at the time of this publication.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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10 Comments

  • dancing infidel November 18, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Great….now the Cartel is in Cedar City. Fighting over drug turf…I’ll bet. Just what we don’t need. Great job CCPD.

    • Zonkerb November 19, 2014 at 5:43 am

      Well here we go…now they will have to go to war with the Mormon Cartel

  • Koolaid November 18, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Just another day in Mayberry, er, I mean Cedarberry. Were any dogs hurt?

    • mesaman November 18, 2014 at 5:23 pm

      Apparently not, you were able to comment.

  • Burton November 18, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    I heard the argument was over whether they were “cedar trees” or “pinyon/Juniper” trees!

  • bishpoul November 18, 2014 at 5:06 pm

    Abuse of Authority by the Washington County Assessors’ office. Bad Government.

    • dancing infidel November 19, 2014 at 9:09 am

      I was not aware that the Washington County Assessor’s office had authority over Cedar City in Iron County.

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