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PROVO — A man shot by a passerby who intervened in a Provo domestic dispute has died, officials said Tuesday.

Provo police were called to an apartment complex near 500 North and 200 East just before 8 p.m. Monday night after receiving reports that a man had been shot multiple times in the chest.

When police arrived, they learned the man had been physically fighting with an 18-year-old woman in front of the complex, according to Provo Police Sgt. Nisha King.

A passerby who was driving past pulled over and got out of his car, then yelled at the man to stop assaulting the woman and warned him he would shoot. The passerby then pulled out a firearm and shot 26-year-old Jeremy Sorensen twice, King said. The shooter did not know the pair.

Sorensen was taken to a hospital Monday night with injuries police believed were not life threatening. He died sometime between Monday night and Tuesday morning.

The shooter and the woman involved in the dispute are cooperating with police. Officials have not released either of their identities.

No one was arrested or charged Monday night, police said. The incident remains under investigation.

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