WASHINGTON, UTAH (ABC 4 News) - A driver violating traffic laws fired several shots at police officers after they attempted to stop his vehicle Friday afternoon in Washington City.
At approximately 3:20 p.m., the driver fled from an officer going South on Washington Fields Road (300 East). The officer chose not to pursue the driver into residential areas, instead putting out an “Attempt to Locate” for the wanted vehicle through the dispatch center.
A short time later, the vehicle was located by other Washington City officers while patrolling near 3650 South Washington Fields Road. A second attempt was made to stop the driver who then fired several shots at the officers.
Officers returned fire, striking the suspect. The suspect was treated at the scene by medical personnel and taken to Dixie Regional Medical Center.
No officers or other civilians were injured and there are no public safety concerns in the area at this time. The investigation is ongoing and the Washington City Police Department is requesting that the public stay out of the area if at all possible until the investigation is concluded.
The suspect has been identified as 36-year-old Jamon V. Cranney of Washington City.
Cranney is still hospitalized in critical condition.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Washington County Attorneys Office Critical Incident Investigation team.