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KAYSVILLE — A suspected gunman has died from gunshot wounds after a shooting that left another man in critical condition.

Just before 2:30 p.m. Friday, a gunman at Francis Peak Apartments, located at 600 West Mutton Hollow Road in Kaysville, shot 51-year-old maintenance manager Steve Bailey multiple times, "emptying the clip" and critically wounding him.

Witnesses report that Bailey witnessed a domestic dispute between a man and woman in a common area of the apartment complex and tried to intervene when the man shot Bailey at close range.

Police report that an armed witness shot at the gunman, but it is unknown at this time if those gunshots were those that caused the suspect's death.

The suspect then fled to a nearby apartment, where he barricaded himself. After searching the complex and determining his location, SWAT attempted to negotiate. After three hours, SWAT robot broke the door down and the team entered the apartment, where they discovered the man was deceased.

Paramedics examined the 47-year-old white man. His identity has not been released at this time.

The victim remained in critical condition Friday night with at least six bullet wounds in his abdomen.

A nearby school, Creekside Elementary, locked down as a result of the shooting. School was let out earlier in the day, but some teachers and a few students remained in the school. Practices and after school events will not taking place.

Police will continue their investigation to determine whether or not charges will be filed against the witness who shot at the man, and if those shots were fatal.



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