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Estranged brother shot and killed after going to home in Pleasant Grove

Posted at 8:19 PM, Jul 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-06 23:43:49-04

PLEASANT GROVE, Utah -- A man is dead after a shooting in Pleasant Grove Friday evening.

The shooting occurred around 6 p.m. at 1373 West 3040 North.

Captain Michael Roberts with the Pleasant Grove Police Department says an estranged family member, the homeowner's brother, who was not supposed to be at the house showed up at the front door.

"He had in one hand a sledge hammer and in one hand a claw hammer," Capt. Roberts said.

As the man was pounding on the door, someone inside opened it.

"A short altercation ensued and one of the family members in the residence shot him," Capt. Roberts said.

CPR was initiated, but the 50-year-old man died at a hospital.

No one else was hurt.

Police are treating it as an active homicide scene, but will consider the homeowner's right to defend lives and property.