Like a scene from an action movie, Cedar City police say a motorcyclist fleeing through town from an officer fired a pistol at a motorcycle in front of him, striking a man in the back.
The 21-year-old victim is expected to recover from the gunshot wounds. The alleged shooter, 55-year-old James Alan Reynolds, has been booked into the Iron County jail on suspicion of attempted homicide, discharge of a firearm from a vehicle, fleeing from an officer and reckless driving. No charges had been filed against him in district court as of Friday morning.
Cedar City police said Reynolds was driving his motorcycle about 5:40 p.m. Thursday when an officer attempted to pull him over for a moving violation. But Reynolds allegedly refused to stop, instead he turned around and took off in the opposite direction, according to officials.