Police arrest man accused of fatally shooting West Valley City handyman

Investigators have arrested the suspect in the fatal shooting of a handyman Thursday in West Valley City.

The 30-year-old accused shooter was booked into jail on a warrant for parole violation as police continue investigating the killing.

Neighbors found the dead handyman around 4 p.m. Thursday outside a home near 2900 S 3000 West, according to police. At first, investigators weren’t sure how the man died, but later discovered he’d been shot, police said.

Officers later learned that the homeowner had hired this handyman before and neighbors were upset with the construction sounds.

The man suspected of shooting the handyman “lives near the home where the work was being done and reportedly had been disturbed by the construction noise,” according to police.

After the shooting, police said the alleged shooter hid the gun and left the area.

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