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Springville man dead from gunshot wound after domestic violence, SWAT incident

File photo: Crime scene, police line tape
Posted at 10:26 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-26 22:44:56-05

SPRINGVILLE, Utah — Police are investigating after a man was found dead from a gunshot wound in a Springville apartment Monday evening, possibly during a domestic fight.

The incident was initially reported as "suspicious" after multiple callers reported hearing a gunshot at an apartment building near 600 West and 500 South.

When police arrived, they found two teenage girls outside the apartment. They told police that the father of one of the girls was waving a gun around during a verbal argument with her. He then started arguing with the friend, and his daughter intervened. The father and daughter then got in a physical altercation, during which the gun went off, hitting the father. The girls then left the apartment.

Police attempted to reach the man through phone calls and at the door, but he did not respond. At that point, he was considered "barricaded" inside, so Utah County Metro SWAT was called in.

A robot was initially sent in, and SWAT members spotted the man on the floor through its camera. They then entered and determined he was dead. However, police are unsure at this time if he was killed by the gunshot during the fight or from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The daughter was treated for head wound from the fight at the scene, then taken to a hospital for additional treatment.

The man was later identified as 50-year-old Neil R. Goslin of Springville.

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