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Utah man charged with shooting his friend

Published April 5, 2013 6:49 pm

Crime • Deck_here_with_period.
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A Holladay man faces criminal charges for allegedly shooting his friend in the stomach.

The 46-year-old man was charged Friday with aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury in 3rd District Court. If convicted, he could one to 15 years in prison.

He and a friend got into an argument at the friend's uncle's house in Midvale on Sunday when the man pulled out a gun and put it to his friend's head, according to the charges. The friend grabbed the barrel of the gun and tried to move it away when it went off, shooting him in the stomach, the charges add.

The friend's uncle and aunt ran outside and called 911.

The bullet missed the friend's vital organs, according to Unified Police Lt. Kent Hansen. He was taken to the hospital and later released.

Hansen did not know what the argument was about.

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