Family of man fatally shot by passerby thanks police

Gunman fired after man who had been attacking woman walked 'aggressively' toward him, police say

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  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    June 25, 2019 9:07 a.m.

    The speed with which a prosecutor acts varies.

    There's the Sim Gill urgency and then there's the Kim Foxx. Utah County has already said they are overworked and are pushing off cases.

    The politics of gun control enters in, as does the race of Sorensen.

    The facts of the case, if substantiated, are quite clear.
    The Good Sam gave warning.
    The woman fled to stand behind the Goo Sam.
    Sorensen continued to advance.

    The availability of witnesses wasn't clear from the article.

    There is a long-standing common law doctrine as well: Never look in a woman's purse.

    I hope Leavitt moves quickly to clear this man of wrongdoing.

  • IJ Hyrum, Ut
    June 25, 2019 7:43 a.m.

    Good job Mr. Taylor. Thank goodness he was ready and able to assist. If more responsible citizens were armed, maybe we could stem the rising tide of violence. Thank you to the family for not crying racism or police brutality as so many do without knowing the facts. I am sorry for your loss. I am sorry your son acted the way he did. I pray for the woman.

  • rubbergoose Bountiful, UT
    June 25, 2019 4:58 a.m.

    Concealed weapon permits are essential to public safety. I would hate to shoot somebody but the girl may have been permanently brain damaged if the neighbor didn't have a concealed weapons permit.

  • kaysvillecougar KAYSVILLE, UT
    June 24, 2019 11:27 p.m.

    What a thoughtful, classy response by this family. All my respect and condolences to this family who must be suffering because of the mistakes of their loved one.

  • PG #1 FAN Lindon, UT
    June 24, 2019 8:01 p.m.

    Still waiting for the name of the shooter. Why is law enforcement protecting his identity?

  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    June 24, 2019 5:18 p.m.

    By my count, this is story #5 about this case.

    This one left out a previous assault by Sorensen that involved co-workers, police officers and hospital staff...all claim to be victims of his aggressive behavior.

    It's fine for the family to claim he was a gentle soul, but let's see some balance in the reporting.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    June 24, 2019 5:05 p.m.

    I'm impressed with the family. They are not mindlessly demanding that the shooter be arrested as happens in other similar situations.

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    June 24, 2019 12:37 p.m.

    There can be some big downsides to beating women.