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“Suspect in custody,” says Grand County Sheriff of person of interest in Lowe’s homicide

Nov 3, 2023, 8:17 AM | Updated: 1:21 pm

WEST BOUNTIFUL homicide, Utah -- The man accused of shooting and killing another man in the Lowes p...

Highway 191 was shut down due to a barricaded homicide suspect according to the Grand County Sheriff's Office. (Grand County Sheriff's Office)

(Grand County Sheriff's Office)

WEST BOUNTIFUL, Utah — The Grand County Sheriff’s office reports that Highway 191 has reopened and that a man who’d barricaded himself from officials throughout the morning on Friday is in custody.

 

Earlier, officials said a situation on Highway 191 south of Moab was related to a homicide discovered Friday morning in a Lowe’s parking lot in Bountiful.

On its Facebook page, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office said the highway was closed due to a barricaded homicide suspect.  They asked people to avoid the area. 

West Bountiful police say that Jake Jackson is a person of interest in the homicide discovered Friday morning. 

What police found in the Lowe’s parking lot

According to the West Bountiful Police Department, a man was shot and killed in a Lowe’s parking lot, at 350 North and 545 West on Friday morning.

They described the victim as a white man in his 50s.

West Bountiful Police Chief Brandon Erekson said the man was found in the parking lot around 5 a.m. He had multiple gunshot wounds and died at the scene. 

Police are treating his death as a homicide.

“We are still really early in the investigation and trying to gather information,” said Erekson. 

Erekson said this is the first murder in West Bountiful this year. 

This is a breaking story and will be updated. 

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“Suspect in custody,” says Grand County Sheriff of person of interest in Lowe’s homicide