Two days after an “armed and extremely dangerous” man exchanged fire with Unified police and shot a resident of Herriman, he remains at large.
Shortly before 6 a.m. Saturday, an officer encountered Justin Gary Llewelyn, 33, prowling cars, a news release from UPD says. Llewelyn fled on foot, but encountered another officer.
Llewelyn shot at the officer’s vehicle and then exchanged fire with the officer, the release said. At one point, Llewelyn allegedly broke into a home to steal a car. When the homeowner confronted him, Llewelyn shot him twice, the release said.
The victim was taken to the hospital and is recovering in good condition, police said Monday.
After the shooting, police believe Llewelyn then stole the homeowner’s Nissan Murano SUV, which he crashed near Blackridge Reservoir, according to Lt. Brian Lohrke.
Officers issued a shelter-in-place order for residents in the Herriman neighborhood, near 14175 South and 5200 West, that lasted until Saturday evening.
Residents were asked to keep their doors locked and call police if they see anything suspicious. Anyone in the area with surveillance equipment is asked review the footage for anything suspicious.
In the months prior to this incident, police say, Llewelyn had been living with a family member near the Riverton-Herriman border. His criminal history includes assault-, theft-, weapons- and drug-related charges.
Llewelyn is described a white man with facial hair. At the time of the incident, he was wearing dark clothing. UPD released a photo of him just before 4 p.m. Saturday, asking he turn himself in.
Booking photos from the Salt Lake County Jail show Llewelyn sporting a variety of hair and facial hairstyles over the last 15 years.
Llewelyn is considered “armed and extremely dangerous,” police said, noting that he has fired at officers on at least two occasions.