72-year-old woman charged with attempted murder for shooting roommate

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UINTAH COUNTY (ABC4 News) – A 72-year-old woman has been charged after she allegedly shot her roommate.

Documents state deputies said they were called to the residence in Jensen at about 2:25 p.m. on reports of a shooting.

When deputies arrived, a 59-year-old man was found outside the residence with a gunshot wound to his chest. The man’s roommate, Gloria Garretson-Cates, was also at the residence and was taken into custody without incident, according to deputies.

Documents state the two roommates had an argument when Garretson-Cates picked up a gun that was on an end table and shot him.

The victim was flown to a Wasatch Front hospital. His condition has not been released.

Garretson-Cates was charged Monday in 8th District Court with one count first-degree attempted murder.

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