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Police: Man suffers 'multiple gunshot wounds' after trying to break into Lehi home

By Carter Williams, KSL.com | Updated - Jul 14th, 2019 @ 8:47am | Posted - Jul 14th, 2019 @ 8:04am



LEHI — A man was taken to a hospital after police say he was shot multiple times while trying to break into an apartment Saturday night.

Officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress at a split-level apartment located at 391 N. 900 East about 8:40 p.m., Lehi Police Sgt. Robert Marshall said. When they arrived on scene, they took a 20-year-old man into custody. That’s when they found he had suffered “multiple gunshot wounds" and called for medical assistance.

The man, whose name was not immediately released, was transported to Intermountain Medical Center. Marshall said he didn't know the man's condition, but also was told it "didn't appear life-threatening."

The person who reported the burglary told dispatchers the man had been at the home earlier and tried to “forcibly enter the residence” when he returned, police said.

"He had made entry and was met by the (person who lives there) and was shot by him," Marshall said.

When talking to police, the resident told police the man had a knife. Officers were unable to interview the man suspected with breaking into the apartment, Marshall added.

The man suspected in the burglary also lives in Lehi, Marshall said. Investigators were still trying to figure out the relationship between the man and the person in the home Sunday morning.

The incident remains under investigation.

This story will be updated as soon as more information is made available.

Contributing: Emerson Oligschlaeger, KSL

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