Who is Scott William Russell? Where is he now?
Scott William Russell is the main person of interest in a Utah homicide after someone was found shot dead inside a home in Huntsville, Salt Lake City, as detectives continue to piece together the details.
Where is he now?
Russell, who is from Utah, is heading to Colorado, the Weber County Sheriff’s Office said.
The shooter is believed to be her husband.
Manhunt for Scott William Russell
Scott William Russell has been issued as an “armed and dangerous person of interest” after a woman was shot half a dozen times in the back and killed in her Weber County home.
Weber County Sheriff’s deputies arrived at the home just outside Huntsville shortly after 9 pm Tuesday after a report that Russell had shot his wife — a report phoned in by someone who had gotten a phone call about the shooting from the Russells’ adult son, who lives out of state.
When officers arrived, they found the victim’s body on the floor of the master bedroom.
Police are now searching Rusell who is believed to have driven from the area in a black 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser with black rims and Utah license plates G143AP, heading to Colorado.
A manhunt for Russell continued overnight, as authorities issued a be-on-the-lookout alert and sent a drone into the air to survey the area, Fox 13 Salt Lake City reported.
What we know so far about Scott William Russell
Deputies responded to a disturbance call about possible gunshots around 10 pm Tuesday at a home in Huntsville, located in Upper Valley West, an unincorporated area of Weber County.
What Russell’s son says
Police called the Russells’ son, who told them that Scott Russell was “acting very erratic” and “kept repeating statements” when he called the son, according to court documents. The son told police his father told him repeatedly that he was going to come and “give him a hug,” and that his “soul was on the line.”
When the son asked his father about the victim, Scott Russell called out to her. The son asked her if Scott Russell was high, and the victim said he was.
The son told police he heard what he believed was the sound of Scott Russell loading and cocking a gun, followed by a door slamming and his father continuing to repeat incoherent statements. Scott Russell said he was going to visit his son because he (Scott) would be going to prison. He then told his son he had shot his wife, and before ending the phone call, he said, “I’ll see you in hell!”
What happened to Scott William Russell’s wife?
According to police, the victim was shot five times in the back, including once at the base of her skull, and there were bullet holes in the bedroom wall. A handgun was located “embedded into the drywall” of another bedroom in the home, and several other guns, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were also found.
Security footage from nearby homes showed Scott Russell driving away from his home. Anyone with any information about Russell’s location is asked to call the Weber County Sheriff’s Office at 801-778-6631 or call local law enforcement agencies.