CRIME

Police Identify Intruder Who Was Shot, Killed By Murray Homeowner

Mar 11, 2019, 6:04 AM | Updated: 12:42 pm

MURRAY, Utah – Police have released the identity of the man who was shot and killed after allegedly forcing his way into a home Sunday.

Andrew W. Miller, 32, was shot shortly before 7 p.m. inside a home located near 440 East 59th South, according to authorities.

Police said Miller forced his way into the home through sliding glass doors located near the front of the house. He then ended up face to face with an armed homeowner who didn’t hesitate to defend himself.

Neighbor John Wester said he is grateful his neighbor made it out alive.

“I think it was great he had a gun to defend himself,” Wester said. “He stayed to himself. He was an older gentleman, no children, quiet type.”

Murray City police said the homeowner is cooperating with the investigation and there is no indication he and Miller knew each other. There was some question about a vehicle that sped off when officers arrived last night, but it’s been determined to be uninvolved.

The district attorney’s office will decide if there will be any charges filed against the homeowner.

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Police Identify Intruder Who Was Shot, Killed By Murray Homeowner