South Jordan man arrested for attempted homicide after shooting brother in Summit County

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SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah – A 35-year-old man was booked into the Summit County Sheriff after police said he shot his brother during an argument. 

According to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, deputies received a call at 2:43 a.m. Sunday morning from an 35-year- old man who said he had been shot by his brother.

In a press release issued by the Sheriff’s Office, the two brothers and their families were staying at the Westgate Hotel on West Canyons Resort Drive in Summit County and had been in an argument with his brother 32-year-old Christopher Leahy Head of South Jordan.

The brother said during the argument, Head pulled out a handgun and began firing at him. One of the bullets struck the man in the right buttocks and the other bullet lodged into the wall of the hotel room.

The victim was transported to a Salt Lake area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

During the altercation several family members, including children, were present. No one else was hurt.

Head was arrested and booked into the Summit County Jail for first degree felony attempted homicide, third-degree felony discharge of a firearm, two counts third degree felony reckless endangerment, five counts third-degree felony domestic violence in the presence of a child and three counts misdemeanor carrying a dangerous weapon while under the influence of Alcohol and one count Intoxication.

Head is being held on $100,000 cash bail.

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