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KEARNS — Police are investigating a murder after a man was shot and killed in Kearns Thursday night.

The shooting took place just after 9 p.m. near 4069 West and 5500 South, according to Unified police detective Ken Hansen.

An argument over a "previous arrangement" between two men led to a shooting in the street near that address, Hansen said.

The man who was shot was taken to a hospital in critical condition, but later died from his injuries, according to police. Hansen did not identify him, but said he was a 46-year-old man.

Witnesses at the shooting scene directed police to James Tom Hollingshead and said he was possibly the suspect in the shooting, according to a jail report.

Detectives located Hollingshead in Draper at his residence, and he called 911 and said that he got in a dispute with a coworker and had to defend himself, according to Hansen and the jail report.

Hollingshead was taken into custody and later admitted to police that he shot the victim three times in the chest, the jail report said. He also told police he threw away three casings in a gas station trash can before he returned home.

Hollingshead, 58, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail early Friday morning for investigation of murder, possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person and obstruction of justice, according to the jail report.

Police don't believe Hollingshead was injured in the shooting, Hansen said. He did not elaborate on the "previous arrangement" that police believe led to the shooting, but said it didn't involve drugs.

Contributing: Pat Reavy, KSL.com; Jay Hancock, KSL TV

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