October 4, 2023

A Utah man was fatally shot throughout a dispute with a neighbor who had been flying a drone to research a “commotion” close to his house, police mentioned.

The capturing was reported round 10 p.m. Monday in a residential neighborhood in Ogden, north of Salt Lake Metropolis. In a 911 name, the alleged shooter — a 25-year-old man — mentioned a verbal altercation had escalated and that he fired “a number of rounds” from a handgun, the police assertion mentioned.

The sufferer, who was 31, was discovered lifeless on the scene. The alleged shooter was arrested on suspicion of murder.

A police affidavit gave this account:

The youthful man mentioned he “heard a commotion coming from a automobile” and he despatched up a drone to research. The drone hit a tree. Armed with a handgun, the person went to retrieve the drone, and noticed it had been picked up by his neighbor. Surveillance video from a house recorded the 2 arguing.

The drone’s proprietor mentioned that when his neighbor put a hand in his pocket and turned towards him, he shot at him. The affidavit signifies seven pictures have been fired.

A girl who recognized herself because the sufferer’s spouse advised the Customary-Examiner newspaper that her husband had gone exterior to smoke and texted her “in regards to the drone bugging him.”

The alleged shooter is being held with out bail and had not been formally charged as of Tuesday.