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Man dead after being shot on his front porch in Springville

A man was shot and killed in Springville Saturday night, police said.

A man was shot and killed in Springville Saturday night, police said. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)



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SPRINGVILLE — A man was shot and killed in Springville Saturday night by a man police say is a former neighbor who decided to kill him two months ago.

The alleged shooter, 25-year-old Hunter Lamoreaux, was booked into the Utah County Jail for investigation of murder and felony discharge of a firearm.

The shooting occurred around 6:51 p.m. near 250 N. 443 East, Springville Lt. Warren Foster said. When police arrived they found a man shot multiple times on his front porch. The man was dead upon their arrival.

Witnesses told police they saw a "white male, in his 20's to 30's, with a big belly, wearing a green shirt and glasses, leaving the scene," according to police booking affidavits. Officers also learned the man was driving a white Toyota Corolla after viewing a neighbor's doorbell security camera, the affidavit states.

Police learned the male shooter fled north on 450 East after the shooting, Foster said.

While the police were putting together details on the shooter, a man came into the police station saying he had information on the shooting. After identifying himself as Lamoreaux, he said he had been working for DoorDash and was driving a white Toyota Corolla, according to the affidavit.

From the suspect and vehicle descriptions, police determined he was the alleged shooter, Foster said.

After police read Lamoreaux his Miranda rights, he told police he and the man used to be neighbors, and he was "upset regarding a pending divorce and custody battle" between the man and his wife, according to the arrest reports.

Lamoreaux also told police he thought the man did not deserve custody of the children and "he had decided approximately two months prior that the victim needed to die," according to the affidavit.

The booking affidavit said he admitted to driving to the man's house, shooting him and then placing the gun in a trailer in the driveway before driving to the police station.

Police did find a pistol in a trailer at the crime scene.

Mapleton and Spanish Fork police, as well as Utah County deputies, assisted in the incident.

The name of the man killed has not been released.

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Lisi Merkley is a news producer for KSL.com. Prior to joining KSL in May 2021, she was editor in chief of The Daily Universe at Brigham Young University, where she graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications and Spanish.

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