Man faces attempted murder charge for shooting at wife as she fled from domestic dispute

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HEBER CITY, Utah — A man is facing numerous charges that include attempted homicide after he allegedly fired several shots at his wife while she was running away following an “alcohol fueled” domestic dispute Thursday night.

Shane C Kendall mugshotAccording to information from the Heber City Police Department, 36-year-old Shane Christopher Kendall fired several 9mm rounds at his fleeing wife after a physical altercation during a domestic dispute.

Two rounds hit her vehicle, and three others ricocheted and damaged a neighbor’s garage. Police stated two children were inside the home at the time but were not harmed. Police stated the wife was sober while the husband was intoxicated, and they said the woman was not injured during the physical altercation with Kendall.

Police responded around 8:30 p.m. Thursday after a neighbor called 911 to report the dispute and that shots were fired. The neighbor was alerted when the fleeing woman struck her husband’s car with her vehicle twice during her attempt to flee.

Heber City man booked for attempted homicide after firing gun at fleeing wife after domestic dispute. Images courtesy Heber City Police Department.

Heber City man booked for attempted homicide after firing gun at fleeing wife after domestic dispute. Images courtesy Heber City Police Department.

When officers arrived at the scene, Kendall surrendered without incident. The man was arrested and booked into the Wasatch County Jail. Police stated investigation revealed, “Kendall fired multiple rounds at his wife as she attempted to flee from an alcohol fueled domestic dispute.”

The man faces numerous charges, including attempted homicide as a second-degree felony, co-habitant abuse discharge of a firearm, co-habitant abuse aggravated assault, two counts of co-habitant abuse in the presence of a child, and various other charges–including several related to alcohol.

The Utah Domestic Violence Coalition offers help and resources for those affected by domestic violence. Help is available at their website or by calling 1-800-897-5465.

2 comments

  • Ifonly

    If only DUI drivers were treated this way….charged with attempted murder. After all vehicles are just as or more so lethal than a gun.

  • CAREY BURGESS

    This guy won’t be getting out of jail anytime soon. I hope his wife drains their checking and savings accounts and sells all his stuff on craigslist while he’s locked up.;

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