An assailant stabbed a male victim standing in front of a RedBox at a gas station in Utah last Friday night. The victim responded by grabbing a firearm from his car and shooting the assailant. News4Utah published a story about the incident on their site, Good4Utah.com.
The incident happened at a gas station in West Valley, Utah. The gas station is located at 3400 South 4400 West. The incident occurred at around 11:00 pm last Friday night on March 23. Per Lt. Jeff Conger, the victim had just left the gas station. He stood in front of the Redbox when the suspect, who had gone into the store to purchase beer, stabbed the victim in the neck with a knife.
Lt. Conger said, “The man who went in to buy the beer appeared to be in a hurry, according to the cashier. That man then left the store and stood directly behind the man at the Redbox and for some unknown reason, pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the neck.”
Lt. Conger added that after the suspect stabbed the man, the victim went to his car, retrieved a firearm, and shot the suspect multiple times. Both the suspect and the victim were taken to an area hospital.
Both have since been released. Conger said that after being released, the suspect, 21-year-old Daivd Tuipolotu Vea, had been booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for felony aggravated assault and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person.
The victim most likely will not be charged.
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