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SLC Police: Man arrested for intentionally running victim over after confrontation

Victim in critical condition
Posted at 7:53 PM, Feb 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 02:36:33-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A man is in critical condition after police say he was run over on purpose by a driver Sunday afternoon in the Sugar House area of Salt Lake City.

The suspect, later identified as 24-year-old Larry Blackshire, was arrested on charges of attempted murder, driving under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident, failure to stop at the command of an officer, and having an open container/drinking alcohol in a vehicle.

According to a probable cause statement, the victim broke the window of Blackshire's vehicle around 3:40 p.m. near 2210 S. 900 East. Blackshire and two other people, who police have not identified, confronted him. He ran away, then Blackshire reportedly got back into his vehicle, spotted the victim running and swerved to hit him.

The victim, who was not identified, was in critical condition and on life support as of the most recent update.

Court documents state that Blackshire then made a U-turn and drove slowly past the victim to look at him before driving off. A witness was able to get Blackshire's license plate number, and police were able to track him down. He fled on foot but was captured, police say.

He is being held without bail after being determined as a public risk by a judge due to an extensive criminal history.