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Man arrested in connection to I-15 shooting in Juab County

Posted at 4:03 PM, Apr 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-28 10:12:45-04

JUAB COUNTY, Utah — A man has been arrested in connection to a Juab County shooting that happened on Interstate 15 in November last year.

Goshen resident Adam Lloyd Gheen, 19, now faces seven counts of felony discharge of a firearm, five counts of criminal mischief and one count of possession of a deadly weapon with intent to assault, documents state.

The Utah Highway Patrol confirmed with FOX 13 News that Gheen was arrested in connection to a shooting that happened on November 30 in Juab County.

After an extensive investigation, officials identified Gheen as the person who they believe randomly opened fire on several vehicles traveling on Interstate 15 between Nephi and Scipio as Gheen and took him into custody, UHP reported.

The shooting happened at around 3:15 a.m. and in total, 4 vehicles were hit by bullets and two people were shot but not seriously injured.

At the time of the shooting, officials told FOX 13 News the suspect appeared to be shooting at people "randomly."

According to unsealed court documents, on November 30, 2021, Gheen drove on I-15 in Juab County and shot the gun at five different vehicles.

The first vehicle Gheen shot at two different times. One bullet hit the driver's door and another hit the front fender of the vehicle. The driver was not injured.

The second vehicle Gheen shot once. The bullet entered the driver's side door just under the window, shattering the window. The driver was not injured.

The third vehicle Gheen shot once. The bullet hit the driver's door just below the window, and grazed a person's chest, causing pain.

The fourth vehicle Gheen shot at twice. The first bullet entered through the driver's side window and hit the victim in the shoulder, passing through and exiting out his back, which required treatment at a local hospital. The second shot hit a trailer the victim was pulling.

Finally, the fifth vehicle Gheen shot once and the bullet entered the rear driver's side door. No one was injured.

A background check showed Gheen had no prior criminal history besides minor traffic violations.

Gheen's preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 3.