Prosecutor: Sandy apartment shooting self-defense

- SANDY, Utah (AP) - Salt Lake County's top prosecutor says a 35-year-old man who shot and killed an intruder at a Sandy apartment was justified in using deadly force.

Priest Jemelle Mitchell is being cleared in shooting of 41-year-old Brendon Saunders at the Windmill Cove Apartments on June 30.

Investigators say Saunders was trying to get into his ex-wife's apartment after discovering she was there with Mitchell.

Prosecutors say Saunders asked an apartment employee to let him into the unit but was turned down. They say he then started kicking and eventually broke through the door.

Mitchell fatally shot Saunders.

Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill says no murder charge will be filed against Mitchell because he was trying to protect himself when Saunders charged at him.

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