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LEEDS – Law enforcement and emergency responders were dispatched to the area of Silverado Court in Leeds Thursday when the St. George Communications Center received a call at 8:16 p.m. reporting a shooting had occurred.
“A male, armed with a gun, reportedly confronted a neighbor and was shot by the neighbor,” Washington County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Shauna Jones wrote in a statement released at 10:39 p.m. “He was pronounced dead at the scene.”
Detectives are in the process of interviewing witnesses to determine the circumstances that led up to the shooting. The shooter is on scene and cooperating with the investigation, Jones said in an email to St. George News at 11:20 p.m.
The area has been contained by first responders including the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, with a barricade set up to block off Silverado Court. By about 8:45 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies on scene said the situation was under control and there was no threat to the public at that time.
Life Flight medical helicopter was initially dispatched but later canceled. Leeds Area Ambulance arrived on scene, as well, but left empty.
Deputy Washington County Attorney Ryan Shaum was on scene to assist Washington County Sheriff’s detectives with the investigation.
This is a developing story based on preliminary information available from authorities on scene and does not include the full scope of findings. Refresh this page periodically, as updates will be added as particulars are confirmed.
St. George News Editor-in-Chief Joyce Kuzmanic and Assistant to the Editor Cami Cox Jim contributed to this report.
Ed. note: Correction made: Eisenberg’s home is on Silverado Court, not Circle.
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