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Police arrest man accused of shooting woman in Roy after argument

Police say they arrested a man accused of shooting a woman outside a Sinclair in Roy on Thursday.

Police say they arrested a man accused of shooting a woman outside a Sinclair in Roy on Thursday. (Stuart Johnson, KSL-TV)



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ROY — A man has been arrested after police say he shot a woman outside a Roy gas station on Thursday and drove away.

Brayden Daniel Coles, 31, was using the gambling machines at the Sinclair at 5190 S. 1900 West in Roy at around 5:30 p.m., when a woman entered the store. After the two "acknowledged each other," they exited the store and began arguing, according to a police booking affidavit.

Police say Coles pulled out a gun and fired three shots at the woman's car while she was by it. He then got into the passenger seat of a white truck and fired twice more at the woman, according to the affidavit.

At one point, the woman was shot "in the left side near the rib cage," the affidavit says. "There was an entrance wound and no exit wound."

The woman went into the store to ask for help after the shooting. She was conscious and breathing when police arrived, Roy police spokesman Stuart Hackworth said on the day of the shooting.

Coles allegedly drove off in the white truck with an unknown female driver, but "was located a short time later in Clinton City due to him having an ankle GPS monitor on," the affidavit says.

He later cut off the monitor and threw it in a random yard, according to police. They said he also hid the gun in a rag and left it behind a house before he and the female driver left the truck and continued on foot.

Police later located Coles and took him into custody.

He was booked into jail for investigation of aggravated assault, possession of a dangerous weapon, and obstruction of justice.

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