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Man shot trying to disarm gunman at woman's home in Plain City, police say

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PLAIN CITY — A man was shot Wednesday after he tried to disarm another man who entered a woman's home with a handgun, according to Weber County Sheriff's Office.

Weber County Sheriff's Lt. Cortney Ryan said that Ogden police were notified of a domestic dispute at a park near 9th Street and Liberty Avenue, but the victim had been able to leave. A news release from Ryan says police identified the suspect as Colton Sheperd.

When the woman went to her home in Plain City, she arrived to find Sheperd in her home with a handgun, Ryan wrote. A short time later, two men also arrived at the home and attempted to disarm Sheperd, resulting in one man being shot during the altercation, according to Weber County Sheriff's Office. The second man was able to restrain Sheperd until police arrived.

The injured man was transported to the hospital with injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening, the release says.

Sheperd was booked into the Weber County Jail on a probation violation and suspicion of additional charges of attempted murder; felony discharge of a firearm; possession of a weapon by a restricted person; aggravated assault; domestic violence in the presence of a child; aggravated burglary; theft of a firearm and damage/interruption of a communication device.

Further information, including the identities of the other people involved, was not released.

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Ashley Fredde covers human services and and women's issues for She also enjoys reporting on arts, culture and entertainment news. She's a graduate of the University of Arizona.


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