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Utah Co. deputy released from hospital after January 30 shooting

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Posted at 11:44 AM, Feb 18, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-18 13:47:05-05

PROVO, Utah — A deputy from the Utah County Sheriff’s Office who was shot in the head on January 30 has been released from Utah Valley Regional Medical Center.

Deputy Greg Sherwood was shot in Santaquin while trying to stop a vehicle that was allegedly connected to a shooting in Eagle Mountain.

Sgt. Cory Wride, who also worked for the Utah County Sheriff’s Office, sustained fatal gunshot wounds in the Eagle Mountain shooting.

Gina Sherwood, Deputy Sherwood’s wife, spoke with FOX 13 News earlier this month.

“He said he remembers glass breaking and then feeling like he had been hit in the head with a sledgehammer and he said he couldn’t see anything,” Gina Sherwood said.

After a chase on I-15 and an alleged carjacking in Nephi, officers caught up with 27-year-old Jose Angel Garcia-Juaregui and a 17-year old girl he was traveling with in Juab County.

Garcia-Juarequi was shot and critically wounded. He was also taken to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, where he died on January 31.

The 17-year-old girl was taken into custody. Juab County Attorney Jared Eldridge stated Friday that he would not answer any questions about her.