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Saturday, February 25, 2006

Man shot by police during raid on a house in Escalante

Salt Lake Tribune

CEDAR CITY - A man was shot at a house in Escalante on Friday night by a member of a police task force serving a warrant. Garfield County Attorney Barry Huntington, said the task force, including members of the sheriff's office, Drug Enforcement Administration, a Utah Department of Corrections SWAT team from the Gunnison prison and the FBI, were serving the warrant looking for drugs and weapons when a man at the house was shot about 6 p.m. The unidentified victim was taken to Garfield County Memorial Hospital in Panguitch and later transferred to Valley View Medical Center in Cedar City. Huntington did not know where the man was wounded, but said the injury was not life-threatening. He did not believe the victim was arrested. Huntington said the injured man was not the person being sought in the warrant.


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