A man hired to do concrete work is recovering after being shot Friday night while working in West Valley City.
The man and another concrete worker were "play fighting" in the front yard of the house they were working on when a neighbor came over and asked the two to stop, according to West Valley City police Lt. Michael Coleman. An argument began and police were called to settle the dispute and then left, Coleman said.
At about 6:30 p.m., the neighbor came back to the man doing concrete work near 3300 S. Squirewood Drive (4700 West). He had a handgun and fired several shots at the worker, hitting him in the shoulder, Coleman said.
The 29-year-old West Valley City man fled the scene and had his sister take him to Wells, Nev., police said.
Early Saturday morning, West Valley City police located the man and booked him into the Elko County jail for suspicion of attempted homicide, unlawful flight, along with a federal detainer because he had crossed state lines, Coleman said. The man is being held for extradition back to Utah.
The victim was flown to the Intermountain Medical Center but is expected to fully recover.
Coleman said there are also plans to possibly prosecute the sister for allegedly helping her brother flee.