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Investigation underway after shots fired following pursuit in Millard County

Posted at 3:41 PM, May 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 20:51:42-04

MILLARD COUNTY — The Millard County Sheriff's Office and the Utah State Bureau of Investigations are gathering information following a vehicle pursuit in which a gunshot was fired in Millard County.

According to MCSO, around 10 a.m. Thursday a call came in about a suspicious vehicle in a neighborhood in Scipio, Utah. A sheriff was dispatched to check on the vehicle and initially could not spot the vehicle described by witnesses.

Moments later, the truck was spotted at a local fuel station. The sheriff approached the vehicle and a pursuit engaged. The suspect got onto I-15 and drove southbound before taking an exit near mile marker 181 and going off-road and driving through some trees.

The pursuit ended and as sheriff's approached the vehicle, they discovered the suspect with what appeared to be a gunshot wound. First aid was immediately administered before the suspect was taken to a local hospital. The sheriff's office is investigating where the gunshot wound came from.

this investigation is ongoing and will be updated as information becomes available.