Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Woman who shot boyfriend to death has not been arrested
Police » The woman was injured by the man before she shot him, police say.
First Published Jul 31 2014 04:31 pm • Last Updated Jul 31 2014 10:58 pm

A woman who shot her boyfriend to death during a domestic dispute has not been arrested but is keeping police apprised of her whereabouts, the Uintah County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday in a news release.

Just before midnight Tuesday, gunfire was reported at an address just north of Vernal, near 2600 North 500 East, according to Undersheriff John E. Laursen.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

Deputies arrived at a house where they found Curtis Dale Hardinger, 34, of Vernal, with a gunshot wound in his chest. He was rushed to Ashley Regional Medical Center, where he died.

His girlfriend, who police have not identified, shot Hardinger with a legally purchased pistol after he injured her, according to the news release.

She also was taken to the hospital and has since been released, according to the sheriff’s office.

Two children who were home at the time of the shooting are now staying with relatives, the sheriff’s office said.

Police are conducting an investigation to determine whether the woman has criminal culpability, said Uintah County Attorney Mark Thomas.

"Obviously this is serious, and it’s being seriously investigated," Thomas said, "but there isn’t sufficient information at this stage for us to determine whether there’s criminal culpability."

Investigators are waiting to receive an autopsy report from the Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office.

The news release said it was unknown when the Uintah County Attorney’s Office will release their decision regarding pursuing potential charges against the woman.


story continues below
story continues below

hstevens@sltrib.com

Twitter: @Harry_Stevens



Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.