According to a Weber County news release, Foote called 911 and told the dispatcher he was going to kill himself.
Three Weber County Deputies along with backup officers from several agencies pulled up to the home.
The news release states Foote had a small handgun when he met the officers in his front yard.
During tense negotiations Foote appeared to fire one shot, according to the news release.
The unnamed witness sited in the news release said a second shot was fired and Foote fell to the ground. He was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead from a single gunshot wound to the neck.
“It’s shocking. I would never expect it from that family or in this neighborhood,” said neighbor, Darlene Allen.
She is one of several neighbors who told ABC 4 the Foote family is loving, caring and compassionate.
“They’re fantastic. They’re willing to help anyone who needs it and they’re just very friendly and very cooperative and just good neighbors,” Allen continued.
Neighbors say they want to know exactly what prompted a Weber county Sheriff’s Deputy to kill the man they watched grow up as a child.
Another neighbor named Timothy Fry says Jeff appeared to be in distress in the days before he was shot and killed.
“You could just see that he was tense,” Fry said.
A close family friend who talked with ABC 4 Utah off camera says Foote lived a troubled life. ABC 4 learned he has a criminal record.
Initial reports indicate the shooting that killed Foote was justified. It will take several days to complete this investigation.