Suspect arrested after shooting critically injuries one person in West Valley City

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WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – One man is behind bars and another is in the hospital after an argument led to a shooting in West Valley City early Sunday morning. 

According to West Valley City Police Sgt. John Pittman, dispatchers received an anonymous call around 1:48 a.m. that someone had been shot at a home on Meander Ave. 

When officers arrived, they found a 38-year-old man had a gunshot wound to his abdomen. He was transported to the hospital in critical condItion.The man is still critical but is now in stable condition as of later Sunday morning. He is expected to survive. 

Pittman said they booked 41-year-old Jason Dean Hare into the Salt Lake County Jail on felony charges of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury and giving false information to law enforcement. 

Pittman said they are still investigating the incident but from what they know there was an argument at a party when Hare allegedly pulled out a gun and shot the other man. 

Hare has a long criminal history including previous arrests for puncturing the tire of a police officers car, possession of a dangerous weapon, DUI involving drugs, reckless endangerment, assault, forgery, theft, recent arrests for drug possession and domestic violence for pushing his ex girlfriend out of a moving vehicle as well as multiple additional charges. 

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