Suspect arrested in shooting at Lehi complex that injured one

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UPDATE (2/13/19) – Police have arrested the suspect wanted in connection to the shooting of a man at an apartment complex in Lehi early Tuesday morning. 

Shon Brian Blake, 24, was arrested and booked on multiple felony counts after police found the suspect at his mom’s house in West Jordan. 

Dispatchers said they got a call from a man who said there was someone standing near him with a gun. Dispatch said the caller then stopped responding to her when they heard gunshots. 

At that time another person called 911 and said someone shot her best friend and told them Blake was the shooter. 

When officers arrived, Blake had left the scene and officers located a male with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to Intermountain Medical Center where he underwent surgery. His injuries are not life threatening. 

Police said Blake is an ex-boyfriend to the woman who called 911 and the victim is her current boyfriend.

Police said the incident started to unfold earlier when the woman was at home and a rock was thrown through the window.

Both the woman and her boyfriend said they confronted Blake by Facebook, phone, and text and told him to come “deal with this like a man”.

Blake told them he was on his way and while they were outside smoking, Blake came out of the shadows.  

According to the police report, the woman said that she yelled at Blake for breaking her window and for popping her tire on her car and then pushed him.

The woman said she kept yelling at him and then yelled at him for cheating on her. At some point, the woman told police Blake produced a handgun and pointed it at her then quickly put it away, but as they continued to argue, Blake pulled the gun out and shot at the ground.

When the new boyfriend got between them, Blake then shot her car multiple times and started walking away, the police report stated.

The woman said her boyfriend walked after Blake to make sure he left when they said Blake shot him.

Detectives located nine shell casings, six in the area of the car which had five holes in it, and three were in the area where the victim was shot.

Detectives located Blake at his residence in West Jordan and found a magazine from a pistol in Blake’s room. They also found ammunition that matched the casings recovered at the crime scene.

Blake admitted to saying he was on his way after being accused and taunted by his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend but before that, he said he had not been in Utah County for about a month.

Blake has a criminal history that dates back to 2014. He had 10 convictions including multiple drug and paraphernalia charges, theft, disorderly conduct, no Insurance, reckless driving, and an ignition interlock violation.

Detectives feel Blake is a danger to both the ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend and if released may retaliate or flee due to the seriousness of the charges. He is currently being held in the Utah County Jail on second-degree felony attempted murder, criminal mischief, and aggravated assault and nine misdemeanor charges of discharge of a firearm. 

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LEHI (ABC4 News)- One man is recovering and another is in police custody after a shooting in Lehi early Tuesday morning.

Police were called to the scene at the Mayflower Harbor apartment complex at 4125 North 3250 West around 1:45 a.m. after reports of shots fired.

When they arrived, they found a man outside of the apartment building with gunshot wounds, a press release from the Lehi Police Department stated. The man was taken to the hospital. Officials say he is expected to survive.

Investigators say the shooting appeared to be a domestic incident. The man in police custody is currently being questioned.

Details on this story will be updated as more information becomes available. 

If you or someone you know is in a dangerous, domestic situation there is free and confidential help. Support for victims and survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence is available 24/7: 1-800-897-LINK (5465) or at udvc.org or SVSUtah.org.  If you or someone else is in immediate danger, or in an emergency, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

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