Argument between 2 men leads to fatal shooting in Kearns

Posted at 7:48 AM, May 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-21 12:02:13-04

KEARNS, Utah — An argument between two men in Kearns Thursday night led to one being shot and killed.

Unified Police Department officers responded to the area of 4020 West and 5500 South around 10:00 p.m. and found the victim with multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

At the scene, witnesses directed police to James Hollingshead, who lived nearby. Hollingshead had previously called 911 to report a dispute between him and the victim, saying he had to defend himself.

Hollingshead told police he shot the victim three times in the chest, then threw away the bullet casings inside a nearby gas station garbage can.

The probable cause affidavit shows Hollingshead was arrested for murder, possession of a dangerous weapon and obstruction of justice.