SWAT rolls in when shots fired during road rage incident

Police respond to a report of shots being fired during a suspected road rage incident, St. George, Utah, Dec. 29, 2018 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — SWAT responded to enter a residence Saturday night after a verbal altercation between two drivers ended with shots being fired.

Police respond to a report of shots being fired during a suspected road rage incident, St. George, Utah, Dec. 29, 2018 | Photo by Cody Blowers, St. George News

Shortly before 9 p.m., officers were dispatched to a report of a dispute between two drivers resulting in one of the vehicles being struck with bullets, St. George Police Captain Mike Giles said.

“The initial call came in reporting that the occupant or occupants in one of the vehicles fired upon the other car and then fled the area,” Giles said.

Patrol officers located the vehicle shortly after parked near a residence and unoccupied. Officers were able to detain one individual that may have been involved in the incident and who was being questioned by police near the scene where the vehicle was located.

At the residence where police believe the owner of the vehicle lives, Giles said they cordoned off the area and “set up containment at the house.”

SWAT was called in and was preparing to enter the residence as this report publishes.

Giles added that the investigation is ongoing and the scene is still active, so no further information can be released at this time.

This is a developing story.

This report is based on statements from police or other responders and may not contain the full scope of findings. 

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6 Comments

  • Kevin December 29, 2018 at 11:31 pm

    Okay this is …* Last night was a murder at a place I like to hang out and tonight is a gunfight 2 doors down from my house. This place is getting worse everyday.

    * Ed. ellipsis added.

  • Mean Momma December 29, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    Wow… what a weekend. I thought I lived in St. George, not Las Vegas. Stay safe officers and citizens.

  • mshaw December 30, 2018 at 6:23 am

    Hope saint George is not the new rose park! Bar shootings car shootings!! They should determine how many shots this guy fired and take a finger for each one. That would be fair punishment

  • iceplant December 30, 2018 at 6:59 am

    Little ol’ St George ain’t so little anymore.

    • KR567 December 31, 2018 at 6:18 am

      taking time out of your day to come in and troll eh ?

  • Carpe Diem December 30, 2018 at 7:12 am

    Geez louise! This place has very little traffic in comparison to… about anywhere besides… Beaver Dam! Ego check!

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