Police: Murray apartment shooting was murder-suicide by downstairs neighbor

A 59-year-old man is dead after a shooting at an apartment complex in Murray Thursday afternoon, officials said. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza

MURRAY, Utah, March 30, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Police say a 59-year-old man shot dead in his Murray apartment complex was the victim of his neighbor, a 70-year-old tenant who police found a floor below, dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Police responded Thursday to a call of gunshots at 4263 S. Jummer Way (100 West), and responded to the apartment complex, which has subsidized housing for people 55 and older.

The body of Brad Gukeisen, 59, was found in his second-floor apartment, Murray Police spokesman Ken Bass told Gephardt Daily at the scene.

On Friday morning, it was revealed that one floor directly below, David Cunningham, 70, was found dead from a self-inflicted wound in his apartment. Evidence confirms that Gukeisen was shot with Cunningham’s gun, Murray Police spokesman Ken Bass told Gephardt Daily.

Bass told Gephardt Daily on Thursday that police received a call of shots fired at a 55-and-older apartment building in the area of 4255 Jummer Way (100 West) at approximately 3:15 p.m.

“As officers arrived they were able to locate a specific apartment, where they located an individual who was the victim of a gunshot. He was pronounced dead at the scene,” Bass said.

Bass said Friday it is undetermined if there was a contentious relationship between Gukeisen and Cunningham, or exactly what the motive for the shooting may have been. The investigation is ongoing, he told Gephardt Daily.



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