Police identify man involved in standoff in Davis County

Posted at 8:37 PM, Jul 22, 2012

DAVIS COUNTY, Utah - Police have taken a man into custody after a standoff in southern Davis County on Sunday night.

On Monday, police identified the man as Brian Skidmore, 50, of North Salt Lake.

Utah Highway Patrol officers, a SWAT team and officers from other police agencies are in the area of 2900 North and 3200 West in unincorporated Davis County where they say they spotted the suspect.

At around 4:30 p.m. Sunday, North Salt Lake police conducted a welfare check on a North Salt Lake home after the suspect's family called, concerned that he was suicidal.

Police say they encountered Skidmore two years ago when he barricaded himself inside what they believe is the same North Salt Lake home.

On Sunday, he was not at at home, but police officers were able to track his cell phone to an industrial area in west Salt Lake City just north of the Salt Lake International Airport.

An officer found and confronted the man in the area, but the suspect ran off into the marshland in southern Davis County.

At around 7 p.m., Unified Police responded to reports of shots fired near 2900 North and 3200 West, which is in the marshland near Salt Lake International Airport. A man on an ATV reported that he had encountered the suspect who then shot at him.

During the 3-hour search, the man somehow made it to his car and was able to barricade himself inside, but SWAT members fired tear gas and took him into custody.

He was transported to a local hospital with three self-inflicted gunshot wounds. Police say he was conscious and breathing.