WEST POINT, Utah, Nov. 21, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — A West Point man has been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of an acquaintance who reportedly attacked him during an argument.
Robin William Lundin, 28, is charged with killing Colby Scott Barney, 30, of Salt Lake City.
The incident took place on Nov. 5 at 3275 W. 438 North, Lundin’s residence. According to witnesses, both parties were drinking heavily when the altercation began.
Barney pulled out a razor and stabbed Lundin in the middle of his forehead, and the blade broke off in his head, according to testimony in court records. Lundin also suffered a cut from his outer eye to the bottom of his cheek, causing an injury that required 28 stitches. His nose was broken as well.
After Lundin was cut, Barney put the razor away and held his hands out as if “surrendering,” the report says.
Lundin left the kitchen and went into his bedroom. He returned with a 9 mm handgun, and fired twice, the report says.
Barney was struck fatally in the chest, and a witness was shot in the hand. According to court records, Lundin had blood flowing into his eyes, blurring his vision, and believed Barney was again holding the blade.
Lundin was transported to the hospital for treatment, then taken into custody.
Also in the house at the time of the shooting were Lundin’s girlfriend and their son, who has turned 1 since the incident.
Lundin will be tried in 2nd District Court.