LOGAN — Police have identified the suspect in a shooting Friday morning at the Cache Valley Hospital in North Logan.
North Park Police Chief Kim Hawkes said 34-year-old Jason James Burr walked into the hospital’s emergency room and brandished two handguns.
Hawkes said two officers with Adult Probation and Parole (APP) were at the hospital on an unrelated matter and confronted the suspect.
“At that point in time, one of the agents in the foyer area confronted by the suspect,” said Hawkes. “The suspect produced the firearms his [the agent’s] direction. Four shots were fired. The suspect was disabled.”
Hawkes said investigators are still trying to determine if Burr fired any shots. He was the only one injured and was flown to the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake. He is currently listed in critical but stable condition.
Hawkes said officers first received a call of a gunman inside the hospital at 8:10 a.m. The hospital went into lock-down to prevent Burr from moving into other areas of the facility.
Burr was with a family member at the time of the shooting and made a threat to hospital staff. Hawkes would not elaborate on what that threat entailed.
Greenville Elementary and Intech Collegiate High Schools were placed on lock-down as a precaution. The schools were later given an all-clear from the North Park Police Department. Parents were notified that the schools would be open for the remainder of the day.
Hawkes said Burr is from North Logan and has a previous conviction. Court records show he was charged in 2010 with possession or use of a controlled substance, a second-degree felony and other misdemeanor counts.