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One victim shot in ‘on going family dispute,’ suspect barricaded in home for hours

Posted at 3:45 PM, Jan 09, 2020

MILLCREEK, UTAH —An 88-year-old shooting suspect is in the hospital Thursday night after a standoff with police. He’s accused of shooting a 65-year-old man with whom he’s related.

“It’s generally uncommon to see individuals of this age engage in this kind of activity,” UPD Detective Ken Hansen said.

Unified Police said the shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. near 2000 East Sierra Ridge Circle.

“This appears to be the result of a long, ongoing family dispute,” Det. Hansen said.

Police would not release exactly how the men are related.

Neighbor Janelle Heck said she got a call from her partner saying a man was walking down the street bleeding from the arm.

“He came up to her and asked if he could go into the house to call 911 because he had been shot. He pointed behind him and there was our neighbor who lives at the end of the street with a gun in his hand,“ Heck said.

The suspect went inside his home and fired the gun four more times, according to Det. Hansen.

After a three hour standoff, SWAT broke in and found the 88-year-old man with traumatic injuries. It was not immediately clear how he became injured. The suspect was rushed to the hospital for treatment.

Police say the victim is considered to be in fair condition and is recovering from his injuries.