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Suspect shot had run-in with police day before incident at WVC PD

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Posted at 8:13 PM, May 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-01 22:13:49-04

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Police say the man who pulled out a gun at the West Valley City Police lobby on Monday had an encounter with officers the day before the incident.

West Jordan police say they responded to a call where 39-year-old James Kammeyer was allegedly having a domestic dispute with a family member on the day before the shooting.

On Wednesday, Kammeyer was charged with one count of criminal mischief and two counts of domestic violence in the presence of a child.

On Monday morning, Kammeyer entered the West Valley City Police Dept. lobby and allegedly pulled a gun on an officer and a clerk. Police responded and shot him twice in the arm, and he was hospitalized before being sent to the Salt Lake County Jail later that day.

Kammeyer has a criminal history, including spending five years in prison for sexually abusing a child in 1998.