A Midvale man is in custody after he allegedly shot his ex-girlfriend’s current boyfriend during a dispute in Lehi.
Shon Blake, 24, is being held on possible charges of attempted aggravated murder, aggravated assault, criminal mischief, carrying a concealed weapon and nine counts of illegally discharging a weapon, according to police.
On Tuesday at 1:42 a.m., Lehi police were dispatched to Mayflower Harbor Apartments at 4125 N. 3250 West and found a man shot multiple times in both arms. The victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
According to police, a woman who lived there identified Blake as the shooter, and she told police that he is her ex-boyfriend and that the victim is her current boyfriend. She and her boyfriend had “confronted the ex-boyfriend by Facebook, phone and text” about her claims that he had thrown a rock through her window and popped her car tire, telling him “to come deal with this like a man.”
When Blake arrived, police say he denied the woman’s allegations “and she pushed him,” according to a probable cause statement, and she “kept yelling at him for cheating on her.” The woman told police Blake “produced a handgun and point[ed it] at her,” then fired into the ground and “shot her car multiple times before walking away.”
The victim walked after Blake “to make sure he left,” and police say Blake shot him multiple times.
Police found nine .22-caliber casings at the scene, and the woman’s car had five bullet holes in it. Blake was later located at his mother’s home in West Jordan and arrested.