ST. GEORGE – Police are investigating a Tuesday night gunfire incident in downtown St. George.
Just after 11 p.m., in the area of 200 South and Main Street, police responded to a disorderly conduct call involving a gunshot from inside a residence, St. George Police Sgt. Sam Despain said.
While at the scene, police encountered a man who came out of the house who turned out to be an alleged victim in the case, Despain said.
The man told police that there had been an argument among a group of people inside the home. During the argument, an individual brandished a gun and fired the weapon. The group left the area following the shot being fired.
During the incident, the St. George Police SWAT team was called in as a part of a request for additional resources, Despain said.
The man who police encountered had warrants out for his arrest and was subsequently taken into custody and booked into the Washington County Purgatory Correctional Facility.
No one was seriously injured in the incident, Despain said.
While police cleared the scene by 1:30 a.m., the case is considered active and police are attempting to contact other parties involved in the incident, Despain said.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings. Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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