Man shot in Utah emergency room now arrested
After four weeks in the hospital, the man who was shot after allegedly brandished handguns in a North Logan emergency has been arrested.
Jason James Burr, 34, was arrested Friday upon his release from University Hospital in Salt Lake City, according to a North Park police news release. Police booked him into Cache County Jail under suspicion of attempted aggravated robbery, three counts of aggravated assault, two counts of possession of a dangerous weapon by restricted person, and two counts of carrying a dangerous concealed weapon.
The morning of May 16, Burr allegedly entered the Cache Valley Hospital, made unspecified demands and produced two handguns, said North Park Police Chief Kim Hawkes, whose agency covers North Logan.
Hospital security tried to talk down Burr, but about that time he confronted one of two AP&P agents who were in the hospital foyer. The suspect allegedly pointed his weapons toward the agent and four shots were fired; Burr was struck three times.
He was flown to University Hospital in Salt Lake City in critical but stable condition.
The Utah Department of Corrections said that the AP&P officers happened to be at the hospital on an unrelated matter. One agent has been cleared and has returned to work, while the other remains on administrative leave pending a review.
Burr has yet to be formally charged, according to a search of court documents.