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Man found dead in Layton home after domestic violence incident leads to SWAT response

Posted at 6:53 AM, Nov 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-13 14:51:21-05

LAYTON, Utah -- The suspect in a domestic violence incident apparently took his own life in Layton Tuesday morning as police were responding to his home and his adult son was sleeping inside.

The deceased was identified as 43-year-old Jarrett Lichtenstein.

Police tell Fox 13 the situation began with a domestic violence incident in Morgan County around 2 a.m., where Lichtenstein pointed a gun at his girlfriend.

No shots were fired, and by the time police arrived at that scene Lichtenstein was gone. Police knew the man lived in Layton and notified local authorities.

Layton Police went to the man's home near 1000 North and 3400 West, where they found his vehicle parked outside. Police approached the home and heard a single gunshot as they were knocking at the door.

Those officers withdrew and called for backup after the shot was heard.  SWAT responded to the home and ultimately made entry after deploying measures that included a flash bang grenade. Officers located Lichtenstein deceased inside the residence.

Lt. Travis Lyman of Layton Police said it appears the man took his own life. Fox 13 News does not generally cover incidents of suicide unless there is a broader impact to the public, such as in the case of a SWAT response.

Lichtenstein's adult son was sleeping in the basement of the home and was unaware of the SWAT response until the home was breached.

Court documents show Lichtenstein was arrested earlier this year for a domestic violence incident in Layton. It appears that incident involves the same woman targeted by Lichtenstein Tuesday, and that prior case was still making its way through the court system.

Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.

Support is available 24/7 in Utah for those dealing with domestic violence. Visit the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition online or call 1-800-897-5465 for resources and assistance. In an emergency, dial 911.

If you or someone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, help is available 24/7 by calling 1-800-273-TALK. Utahns can also visit Hope4Utah and the Suicide Prevention Resource Center for additional resources. You can also download the SafeUT app for instant, confidential crisis services. In an emergency, dial 911.