KAYSVILLE — Police may never understand what took place during a argument that killed one man and left another in critical condition on Friday, Sept. 21.
Police believe Johnny Rosales, 47, was shot by one of two men who told authorities they feared for their lives after Rosales apparently opened fire on Steve Bailey at about 2:30 p.m. Bailey, 51, is a maintenance man at the Francis Peak View Apartments, 600 W. Mutton Hollow Road.
Rosales and Bailey began arguing as Bailey and another maintenance man were taking a refrigerator from another apartment, said Kaysville Police Chief Sol Oberg.
The argument continued until Rosales went back into his apartment for a handgun, with which he allegedly shot Bailey.
Two others at the scene who had guns drew them on Rosales and shot him. One of the two was a complex resident, and the other was another maintenance worker.
Rosales managed to get back into his apartment, where a police bomb squad robot later found him dead.
Residents of the complex and surrounding streets were asked to stay indoors. Others were kept from returning home for a couple of hours, Oberg said.
Oberg said the investigation is active, and that police don’t know why Rosales picked a fight with Bailey.
“We don’t know about Rosales motivation,” Oberg said. “We don’t know why this occurred. We may never know.”
Bailey remains in critical condition at an area hospital, and police are continuing to interview witnesses.
“We’re hoping Mr. Bailey’s condition improves,” Oberg said.
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