SEVIER COUNTY, UTAH – A grandfather shot his grandson in self-defense after he and his wife were victims of a stabbing attack at the hands of the younger man. According to a statement by Sevier County Sheriff Nathan J. Curtis, the Richfield Communications Center received a 911 call around 11:30 p.m. Thursday night.
The caller, Margo Evans, told emergency dispatchers that her husband was being stabbed by her grandson. Shortly after making the call, she also became a victim. During the attack on the woman, her husband shot their grandson multiple times. The couple then left their home and drove to a neighbor’s house, where they made another call to 911 to report the shooting and give their location.
First responders went to the home were 78-year-old Charles Evans and 75-year-old Margo Evans were receiving first aid. Sheriff Curtis said they both suffered multiple stab wounds and were transported to hospitals along the Wasatch Front, where they remain in critical but stable condition.
Deputies responded to the Evans’ home and found the grandson, identified as 28-year-old Wade Evans, covered in blood. He was still holding the knife but complied with the officer’s demands to drop the weapon. He was taken into custody and transported to a hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds, where he is in serious but stable condition.
The investigation is continuing, and authorities have not given any indication of a motive or what may have led up to the violent incident.