LEEDS – The Washington County Attorney’s Office confirmed to St. George News Friday that the shooter in Thursday night’s incident in Leeds is a retired law enforcement officer. The shooter’s name has not been released, and no arrests have been made in the case.
Thursday, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and emergency responders were dispatched to the area of Silverado Court in Leeds after a call came in at 8:16 p.m. that a shooting had occurred.
According to information from the Sheriff’s Office, Stephen Aizenberg, 70, of Leeds, approached his neighbor’s house Thursday night armed with a handgun. Witnesses told detectives that Aizenberg walked down his neighbor’s driveway toward their house with his weapon pointed at the home’s occupants and a man and several women who were visiting them. When Aizenberg continued approaching with his weapon drawn and aimed, the man visiting Aizenberg’s neighbors, who is a retired law enforcement officer, shot Aizenberg. Aizenberg was pronounced dead at the scene.
After the shooting took place, the retired law enforcement officer remained on scene and cooperated with investigators. Deputies were told the man and the other visitors did not know Aizenberg or why he was approaching them with a drawn weapon. No arrests have been made in connection with the shooting.
Formerly of Las Vegas, Aizenberg was a retired contractor who formerly owned or was partner in multiple construction, development and real estate-related businesses, including Royal Construction Company out of Las Vegas, Mark III Management Company Inc. out of Las Vegas, Tri-Mark Development Inc. out of California and S.B.A. Financial out of California. Several of Aizenberg’s businesses closed in early 2014.
According to public records, Aizenberg purchased his home, situated on a 152,460-square-foot property on Silverado Court in Leeds, in July 2005 for about $931,000.
Aizenberg had no criminal record, and no concealed weapons permits were on file in his name at the time of his death, according to a private investigator’s report.
St. George News reporter T.S. Romney contributed to this report.
Ed. Note: Correction made: Aizenberg’s home lot is 152,460 square feet and is located on Silverado Court, as reconfirmed with property tax records.
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