Stansbury Park, Utah – A man on drugs was arrested early Tuesday morning after shooting at unseen attackers.
Tooele County Sheriff’s Office (TCSO) reports deputies were dispatched to calls of shots fired at the Anytime Fitness in Stansbury Park at around 4:40 a.m. When they arrived, officers came into contact with an off-duty deputy who had apprehended the suspect.
Investigators were told by gym patrons they had heard multiple gunshots outside the gym, then pounding at one of the rear doors. When one of the patrons opened the door to see what was going on, 34-year-old Lance Colby Milner pointed a 9mm Ruger handgun at him. According to TCSO, “The victim grabbed the handgun from Lance and ordered him to the ground.”
The off-duty deputy who had just arrived at the gym to work out was quickly on hand to arrest Milner. Searching the area revealed three spent casings, bullet damage to the back fence, one live round, and a fully loaded magazine.
According to the TCSO report,
“Lance was in possession of the 9 mm Ruger handgun, two knives and a was wearing a tactical AR-15 sling around his chest. Lance was unable to sit still and was talking about unrealistic things. He stated a female popped up in the back seat of his vehicle while he was driving. She was chasing him around and that is who he was shooting at. He admitted he may have taken some bad methamphetamine.”
Law enforcement was reluctant to believe Milner’s story about being chased by a woman as a search of his car showed the suspect appeared to be living in it with the back seat so full of items deputies didn’t think a person would have fit.
Milner was charged with carrying a weapon under the influence, possession of a deadly weapon with intent to assault, aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, illegal discharge of a firearm, and two counts of criminal mischief.
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