Victim, suspect in deadly West Valley City shooting identified

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WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) – A man is killed and a woman was shot multiple times in a domestic shooting at West Valley City home Friday morning.

Police say the incident happened at 3625 South Deann Drive.

Roxeanne Vainuku, a spokesperson for West Valley City Police, said the woman called police around 6:20 a.m. claiming her ex-husband, 40-year-old Jeremy Reed Harris, shot her and her boyfriend.

Neighbor Rafael Juarez heard the gunshots and also called 911.

“I called 911 but it was so busy by the time I got on the phone the cops had already passed by,” Juarez said. 

The victim, later identified as Nathan Edgar Brower, 40, was found on the scene when police arrived, Vainuku said. The woman was transported to the hospital in serious condition.

Two children were in the house at the time of the shooting, she said. They were 5 and 10 years old. Vainuku said they are the children of Harris and the woman.

At the time, police said Harris had left the scene.

As a precaution nearby schools, Granger High and West Lake Elementary were placed on shelter in place.

About five hours later, Vainuku said Harris was found dead inside a shower of a home about three miles away from the incident.

The people inside the home have no connection to the suspect, Vainuku said.

“The homeowner discovered a man that appeared to be sleeping in the shower of his home, [he] was visibly armed,” she said.

The resident evacuated and SWAT officers responded. They eventually found Harris had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Vainuku said.

“We don’t know at what point the self-inflicted gunshot wound occurred,” she said.

Support for victims and survivors of domestic and intimate partner violence is available 24/7: 1-800-897-LINK (5465) or at udvc.org or SVSUtah.org. If you or someone else is in immediate danger, or in an emergency, please call 9-1-1 immediately.

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