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Man arrested for firing gun in Midvale neighborhood

Later told police he was in a shootout while under the influence
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Posted at 5:32 PM, Jan 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-09 22:58:17-05

MIDVALE, Utah — Unified Police arrested a man who is accused of randomly firing gunshots early Saturday morning in Midvale.

According to investigators, dispatchers received several reports shortly after 3 a.m. of shots fired in the area of 7000 South and 300 East.

Soon after officers arrived, they arrested 33-year-old Scott Landgrebe without incident. Police believe he may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

“Our priority is to make sure no one had been injured,” said Jared Cardon with the Unified Police Department. “We were able to interact with residents and put their mind at ease.”

One resident of the neighborhood confronted the stranger before officers arrived.

“A couple pops. It woke us with three of them. We heard at least two more and then two after that,” said Brandon Voorhees. “I yelled at him thinking he would take off running down the street. When I said 'Hey, what’s going on? Did I hear gunshots?’ He said, ‘Yeah, why?’”

The suspect eventually stumbled to the front porch of Brandon’s home.

“That’s when I was like, 'Oh shoot.' It wasn’t until after he was up there that I saw the gun in his hand,” Voorhees said.

Brandon’s family immediately took shelter while his wife called 9-1-1.

“I don’t think it was two minutes that they were coming down the street before I saw lights and SWAT kind of working their way,” Voorhees said.

Despite several shots allegedly fired randomly by Landgrebe, no one was injured.

“I don’t even know what he was shooting at, it was baffling,” Voorhees said. “I’m glad it ended well.”

According to a probable cause for arrest statement, Landgrebe later told police after Miranda advisement that he was in a shootout with his upstairs neighbors — just a few blocks away from where he was ultimately found — because he heard them partying and talking about him.

He said he was drinking alcohol and had taken Adderall, and at one point thought he saw and heard someone trying to get into his basement apartment. He then started firing out of his window and door, he told police. He said he left his home and the gunfight continued down the street.

Both a handgun and a shotgun were found near the area where Landgrebe was apprehended, and some witnesses told police they saw him with what appeared to be two firearms.

Police later went to his home, where they found his door open and a window shot out, consistent with his account of what happened earlier. Police also said they found two people upstairs; there was no further information in the court documents about whether these people were injured or whether they were being investigated for any possible involvement.