26-year-old man dead after passerby intervenes during domestic dispute

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PROVO, Utah (ABC4 News) – A man is dead in what police are calling a “domestic-related” shooting Monday evening.

Provo police said a call came in just before 8 p.m. reporting a domestic disturbance near 500 North 200 East.

Provo Police Sgt. King said when officers arrived they immediately gave aid to a man who suffered multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. The man was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. He has been identified as 26-year-old Jeremy Sorensen.

Sgt. King said officers Sorensen and an 18-year-old had been engaged in a physical altercation in a driveway when a passerby pulled up and confronted the man. 

“That person got out of his car and told Sorensen to stop fighting and warned him he would shoot. At some point the man in the vehicle produced a firearm and shot Sorensen twice,” Provo Police stated in a Facebook post.

The woman involved was taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries she sustained during the fight police said. She is expected to be OK. 

Officers took possession of the weapon involved in the shooting, and they said everyone is cooperating with the investigation. 

At this time no one has been booked.

A background check on Sorensen shows he was arrested in 2013 for domestic violence related charges after he got upset with his mother for not giving him a ride to the Salt Lake homeless shelter and started destroying items inside the home. 

According to arresting documents, Sorensen was arrested in 2015 for assault after he threw a pan of beans at a pregnant co-worker at a Del Taco in Orem. Sorensen ignored officers and would not identify himself and kept resisting while officers tried to take him into custody.

Sorensen hit the officer with his elbow during an altercation while he was still in handcuffs, documents state. .

At the hospital several officers and medical staff had to hold Sorensen down as he continued to fight until staff gave him two sedatives. He was cleared medically and transported to the Utah County Jail.

This is a developing story. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

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

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