Parole fugitive found with gunshot wound says shooting was “karma”

Posted at 9:27 PM, Nov 23, 2013
and last updated 2013-11-23 23:27:23-05

WEST VALLEY CITY,  Utah – Police are investigating after a fugitive was found with a gunshot wound Thursday, and the man declined to provide details regarding the shooting.

Police said 36-year-old Stephen Sierra is currently a registered sex offender and was wanted as an AP&P parole fugitive.

When the man asked someone for a cigarette Thursday near 3900 South and 2700 West, that person noticed the wound and called police.

According to a press release from West Valley City police, detectives said Sierra told them: “…it’s karma, I deserve to have been shot.”

However, Sierra has not been cooperative when it comes to sharing further details of the incident.

Police ask anyone with information about the incident to call investigators at 801-840-4000.