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Man accused of trying to kill Sandy couple in drug dispute

A Utah man was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail Wednesday after police say he tried to shoot a man and a woman in a Sandy apartment during a dispute over drugs.

A Utah man was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail Wednesday after police say he tried to shoot a man and a woman in a Sandy apartment during a dispute over drugs. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)



SANDY — An alleged disagreement over drugs led to multiple shots being fired inside a Sandy apartment, but amazingly no one was seriously injured.

Glenn Conway Hunter, 52, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of two counts of attempted murder, illegal discharge of a firearm, and possession of a firearm by a restricted person.

On Tuesday, police say three people bought drugs in Salt Lake City and then went to an apartment in Sandy, near 9700 S. Kalina Way, where the two victims — a man and woman — live.

Hunter became upset when he believed he was shorted his share of the drugs, according to a police booking affidavit, "then pulled a gun out of the front of his waistband and pointed it at (the woman) while shouting at her."

The other man in the apartment lunged at Hunter just as he pulled the trigger, police say.

"The round that was fired went through the wall (near) the couch where (the woman) was curled up, cowering from Hunter. Hunter then turned toward (the man) and attempted to shoot at his head. Hunter fired one round toward (the man) but it missed and went through the back wall and into the master bedroom," the affidavit states.

The two men then wrestled over the gun. While doing so, a third shot was fired and it went through the front of the man's shirt and into the floor, according to the affidavit. Amazingly, the man was not injured by the shot.

"(The man) began striking Hunter in the face until they were able to get Hunter out the front door of the apartment," police wrote.

Police located Hunter in Salt Lake City on Wednesday and arrested him.

According to court records, Hunter was sentenced to a term of one to 15 years in the Utah State Prison in 2018 for his conviction on charges of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person and drug distribution.

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