Arrest made in connection to fatal Beaver County shooting
Sep 27, 2021, 7:45 AM
MINERSVILLE, Utah — A 25-year-old man has been arrested after a Beaver County man was shot and killed early Sunday morning.
Police responded to a home near 380 West and 100 North in Minersville, which is approximately 15 miles west of Beaver, and found a 38-year-old man with a gunshot wound to the chest.
According to court documents, officers found the victim slumped over a chair in the garage.
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The victim told police he did not shoot himself before he was transported to the Beaver Valley Hospital, where he died from his injuries.
Police said another person who lives in the home identified the suspect as Mike Miller and said Miller “had been arguing with the male victim earlier in the day.”
Miller was located a few blocks away with a gun in the front seat and told police he shot the victim in self-defense and he was protecting other residents in the home.
According to police, Miller said “the victim was closing a door and possibly holding onto the wrist of his spouse, at the time of the shooting. Miller also told us that he was not going to allow the male victim to go into his own residence.”
Miller also told police he did not initially feel any remorse for shooting the victim.
However, according to court documents, Miller later “admitted that there were other options that he could have used other than deadly force against the male victim.”
Miller was booked into the Beaver County Jail on a first-degree felony charge of murder.