Man arrested in Sugar House home invasion, shooting

Posted at 4:41 PM, Oct 30, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-31 08:29:20-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- One person was wounded in a home invasion robbery that turned into a shooting Tuesday in the Sugar House neighborhood, police said.

It happened about 3 p.m. at an apartment complex near 2300 East Green Street (650 East). A man knocked on the door of a family living there, said Salt Lake City Police Lt. Bryce Johnson.

"It was a person that this family knew," he said. "They started to let them in the door. As the person came in, there were three people waiting. They kind of pushed past and displayed some handguns."

The man who answered the door at the apartment was also armed, police said, and after a confrontation shots were fired.

Salt Lake City Police arrested Jahod Isaac, 26, in connection with the burglary. He was shot in the knee, according to police.

The man who knocked on the apartment door stayed behind and was cooperating with detectives, Johnson said.

One bullet went through the window of the next door home. A man living inside there, who did not wish to be identified, said he had just sat down at his computer when the bullet whizzed by.

"I heard some derogatory remarks, something like 'You motherf---er!' " the man told FOX 13. "Then five shots really quickly, just 'bang, bang, bang!' One of them went through my window and lodged in my wall. I had just barely sat down. I kid you not, another 10 seconds, 15 seconds max, that bullet would have hit me in my head."

Police said they were still investigating a motive for the home invasion.

Two more people are still being sought by authorities.