West Point man charged with murder in Clearfield road rage shooting

Jun 20, 2024, 5:00 PM

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A West Point man was charged Thursday with shooting and killing another driver during a road rage confrontation in Clearfield earlier this month. (Steve Griffin, Deseret News)

(Steve Griffin, Deseret News)

CLEARFIELD — A West Point man was charged Thursday with shooting and killing another driver during a road rage confrontation earlier this month.

Justin Kent Doman, 34, is charged in 2nd District Court with murder, a first-degree felony. He was arrested Thursday morning.

Doman was driving his Ford Ranger on state Route 193 in Clearfield on June 3 when James Edward Saccato, 63, of West Point, cut him off and “then brake checked him at least three different times,” according to charging documents.

Police say Doman responded by honking his horn and “flipping off” Saccato.

“As they approached the intersection of around state Route 193 and Industrial Parkway, the victim again slammed on his brakes. This time, (Doman) rear-ended him, causing damage to (Saccato’s) vehicle,” the charges state.

Doman then called 911 and “while on the phone, he admitted to hitting the victim again” near 350 S. Main, according to police.

“Both vehicles were heading northbound when the victim made a U-turn, prompting (Doman) to ram into the side of the victim’s truck in an attempt to stop him,” the charges say.

Doman allegedly continued to drive after Saccato at a high rate of speed and gave 911 dispatchers a license plate number of Saccato’s vehicle.

“Despite having the license plate number, (Doman) continued to follow the victim. Surveillance videos of the chase show both vehicles traveling at high speeds. In some of the videos, the squealing tires and revving engines of both vehicles can clearly be heard,” investigators wrote in the charges.

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