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Man killed in Lindon domestic homicide
LINDON, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - A long-brewing domestic dispute turned deadly Thursday night when police say an enraged ex-husband shot and killed his ex-wife's current husband.
Lindon Police Chief Cody Cullimore told ABC4 News that at 8:20 pm, 59-year-old Fred Lee, arrived at the home of his ex-wife Joy on 400 West near Lake View Road armed with a shotgun and a handgun.
Joy was not home but Mr. Lee allegedly shot her 42-year-old husband, Mike Sidwell, in the head in front of a 5-year-old girl, described by Chief Cullimore as "a granddaughter".
"She saw the whole thing," Chief Cullimore said.
Lee then went to two other units in the triplex condominium and shot his way in looking for Joy. One of the units was vacant and the other was occupied. Although frightened, those residents were not harmed.
Responding officers found an unarmed Lee asking the officers to kill him. He was taken in to custody without incident and the two guns were located nearby.
Lee was taken to the Orem Police Department for questioning, according to Cullimore who said that two victims' advocates were working with the 5-year-old girl.
Cullimore, who grew up on that same street with Lee, said that Lee suffered a brain injury when he fell at a construction site 30 years ago and had episodes. "Tonight must have been a bad one," Cullimore said.
Fred and Joy Lee had a long history of domestic violence with "aggression from both sides" according to Chief Cullimore.
Joy Lee was in Saratoga Springs at the time of the shooting. She was interviewed by Lindon Police when she arrived at the scene.