UPDATE (10/10/2019) – The 58-year-old man accused of shooting a South Jordan man in front of an 8-year-old boy has now been charged.
Steven Roger Madison is facing two counts first-degree felony discharge of a firearm and one third-degree felony domestic violence in the presence of a child.
A background check for Madison shows he was charged with assault and domestic violence in the presence of a child in 2012.
SOUTH JORDAN (ABC4 News)- One man is in jail and another is in the hospital after a shooting early Saturday morning in South Jordan.
Lt. Matt Pennington with the South Jordan Police Dept. said officers were called about 1:40 a.m to a home on 11400 South Jordan Farms Rd.
“There’s a bunch of people that live in this home, they rent out rooms,” Lt. Pennington explained.
During the night a few of the people were involved in an argument, Lt. Pennington said. At one point the argument turned into a physical fight between two of the residents.
The suspect, now identified as 58-year-old Steven Roger Madison, pulled out a gun and shot the 32-year-old victim two or three times, Pennington said.
According to arresting documents, there were several people in the room at the time, including an 8-year-old boy.
When police arrived they arrested Madison. During his interrogation, police records state Madison admitted that he shot the victim. He said the victim was upset about tape and a message in his cell phone he blamed Madison for putting the tape and message on there.
Madison told police the victim started the fight and a third person came in the room and punched the victim in the face to stop the attack.
At that point arresting documents state the victim left and came back into the room pushing past several people. That’s when Madison said the shooting happened.
The victim is at a local hospital in stable condition. Madison is at the Salt Lake County Jail facing attempted murder, discharge of a weapon and domestic violence in the presence of a child.
There is no danger to the public at this time.