Suspect arrested after allegedly shooting a co-worker to death in Kearns

Police says he confessed to shooting the victim three times in the chest.

The Salt Lake Tribune

One man is dead and another is in custody after a shooting in Kearns on Thursday night.

According to Unified Police, the two men — who knew each other — got into an argument about 9 p.m. near 4100 West and 5500 South. The suspect shot the 46-year-old victim in the street outside a home. The victim was taken to a hospital, where he later died. His name has not been released.

The 58-year-old suspect — who was identified by a witness — left Kearns after the shooting, driving to his home in Draper. He called 911 and, according to a probable cause statement, said he got into a dispute with a co-worker and had to defend himself.

The suspect told police he shot the victim three times in the chest, then picked up the three shell casings and threw them away in a gas station garbage can.

He has been booked into the Salt Lake County jail for investigation of homicide, obstruction of justice and possession of a weapon by a restricted person.

The Salt Lake Tribune generally does not name suspects until they have been formally charged.