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Suspect's condition worsens after shootout with deputy

Published December 14, 2013 8:03 pm

Shooting • Police say man opened fire; deputy is wounded.
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The suspect in a gun battle with an officer at a Kanarraville campground was flown to a northern Utah hospital Saturday afternoon after experiencing bleeding in the brain.

The suspect, 41-year-old Grant Louise Beidermann, had originally been treated and released from a local hospital into the Iron County Jail following the Friday afternoon shooting. It was unknown Saturday afternoon which hospital Biedermann was flown to.

Two Iron County deputies and a Utah Highway Patrol trooper were dispatched at 1:47 p.m. at the Red Ledge RV Park and Campground when Biedermann barricaded himself in a mobile home, according to an Iron County Sheriff's news release. Biedermann, who allegedly had a long-barreled gun, came out to meet deputies but then retreated back into the house. SWAT was later called to the scene.

Iron County Sheriff's Sgt. Charles Triplett said an officer and Biederman allegedly opened fired at 2:43 p.m. and one of the deputies, 27-year-old Kellen Hudson, and the suspect were injured.

Hudson was treated and released from Valley View Medical Center in Cedar City with a minor injury to his hip. A bullet had grazed Beidermann's head, authorities said.

Reporter Michael McFall contributed to this story.

Editor's note • An earlier version of this story online misidentified Iron County Sheriff's deputy Kellen Hudson as the one transported to the hospital with a brain bleed.