Garage intruder shot, killed by Orem homeowner

A burglary suspect shot by an Orem homeowner had died. Photo: Orem Police Department
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OREM, Utah, Oct. 15, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A burglary suspect who was shot multiple times Monday morning by an Orem homeowner has died in the hospital.

“The suspect from the incident this morning has passed away,” said an Orem Police Department Facebook post that went up just after noon. “We are still in the process of notifying his family.”

An earlier OPD post stated that the shooting took place about 7 a.m. inside a detached garage at a home near 400 North 800 West.

Police on scene said the owner of the home heard a noise, grabbed his gun, and went to investigate. He was then allegedly confronted by an intruder who police said swung an object at the homeowner’s head.

The 49-year-old suspect was shot in torso multiple times. He was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, and later died.


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