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Springville police arrest man in connection with former neighbor’s death

By Kelcie Hartley - | May 23, 2022

Isaac Hale, Daily Herald file photo

A Springville police vehicle is pictured Saturday, May 26, 2018.

Orem resident Hunter Lamoreaux, 25, was charged with murder and felony discharge of a firearm by the Springville Police Department on Saturday for allegedly shooting a Springville man to death.

Police officials said the 42-year-old victim’s name is being withheld at the request of the family while additional relatives are notified of his passing.

Officials also said Lamoreaux was a former neighbor of the victim.

The crime occurred near 450 East and 250 North just before 7 p.m. The victim was found deceased, lying on the front porch of his house with multiple gunshot wounds to his head and torso, according to Lt. Warren Foster.

When police arrived on the scene, they were given a description of the suspect by witnesses as a white male in his 20s or 30s wearing a green shirt and glasses who fled the scene, according to court documents.

The suspect’s car was identified as a white Toyota Corolla. Police were able to see the car driving away by viewing doorbell footage provided by surrounding neighbors.

Detectives left the scene of the crime shortly after arriving when dispatch informed them a male was in the police department lobby claiming to have information beneficial to the case, according to court documents.

The male was later identified as Lamoreaux, who matched witness descriptions of the suspect.

Lamoreaux was also driving a white Toyota Corolla. Court documents state that Lamoreaux said he was working for DoorDash that evening.

While talking with police, “Hunter admitted the victim was an acquaintance of his,” court documents state. “Hunter was upset regarding a pending divorce and custody battle between the victim and his estranged wife.”

According to the documents, Lamoreaux said he decided approximately two months before the shooting that the victim needed to die.

“Hunter stated he did not feel the victim deserved custody of his children,” the documents state.

Lamoreaux allegedly told officials he hid the murder weapon in a trailer in the victim’s driveway before driving to the police station.

According to court documents, a pistol was retrieved from a trailer at the crime scene.

Foster said the investigation is ongoing.

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