The suspect in an officer involved shooting will remain hospitalized at least 24 hours longer. Bystander who was struck by gunfire released from hospital.
December 21, 2017: Arturo Ray Gallemore-Jimenez, the suspect in an officer involved shooting in Utah County yesterday, will remain hospitalized at least 24 hours longer. Once he is released from Utah Valley Hospital arrangements have been made for him to be booked into the Salt Lake County Adult Detention Center.
The 21 year old Provo man who was struck by gunfire where the initial exchange of gunfire occurred in Springville was treated and released from Utah Valley Hospital late last night. When the shooting occurred, at about mile 260 on north bound I-15, this man and a friend were stopped because their pickup ran out of gas. The victim and his friend were in the process of putting gas in the tank when the victim was struck by gunfire. They then took cover, called 911, and waited for law enforcement and EMS to arrive. They were pulled over more than 500 yards north of the location of the first exchange of gunfire.
Last night we reported that the other vehicle struck by gunfire was occupied by a father and his four year old son. To clarify, that pickup, a one ton Chevrolet Duramax, was occupied by a man and woman and their four children. The gunfire struck the pickup at the top of the rear window, a few inches above where the four year old boy was seated in a child safety seat, and also in line with the father in the driver's seat. After this family realized they had been hit by gunfire they checked to make sure their children were uninjured, then they called 911 and drove to a gas station on 1400 North off I-15 in Springville.
For questions contact Sergeant Spencer Cannon, Public Information Officer, Utah County Sheriff's Office. (801)404-1912. Twitter: SGTCannonPIO. The pickup truck shown in the attached photo was being driven by the family of six who were struck by gunfire as they passed the shooting scene in Springville.