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Man accused of trying to kill former roommate

A Salt Lake man who allegedly shot at his former roommate has been accused of trying to kill her.

Prosecutors charged the man, 24, with one first-degree felony count of attempted criminal homicide and one count of possessing a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, a third-degree felony. First-degree felonies carry a penalty of up to life in prison and $10,000 in fines; third-degree felonies are punishable by up to five years in prison and $5,000 in fines.

Documents filed Friday in 3rd District Court state the alleged shooter fired a .45-caliber handgun at a passenger car making a left turn onto Bangerter Highway (4000 West) near 7800 South in West Jordan.

The car, driven by Carlen Khuu, was hit three times, and one bullet pierced the driver's door — entering the seat only two inches from where the woman was sitting, the charges state. Khuu was not injured, called police and identified the shooter as her former roommate, who was a passenger in another vehicle at the time of the shooting.

Police recovered one bullet from Khuu's car and two others from the street near the site of the shooting, the charges state. The former roommate is on probation for a previous felony offense and is not allowed to possess a firearm, according to the charges.