Provo shooting sends man to hospital in unknown condition 02

Police stage in front of a residence in Provo of a reported shooting on Monday, June 3, 2019.

Investigators released the identity of a 26-year-old man who died at a hospital Monday night after he was shot in the chest by a passerby in Provo.

Around 8 p.m. on Monday, officers with the Provo Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance near 500 N. 200 East.

Jeremy Sorensen and an 18-year-old woman were physically fighting in the driveway of a fourplex when another man stopped to intervene in the fight, according to information posted on the Police Department’s Facebook page.

“That person got out of his car and told Sorensen to stop fighting and warned him he would shoot,” police reported. “At some point the man in the vehicle produced a firearm and shot Sorensen twice.”

Officers arrived at the scene and administered first aid before Sorensen was transported to the Utah Valley Hospital. He later died of his injuries sometime Monday night.

The woman and the passerby were interviewed by investigators and no one was arrested or charged as of Tuesday morning. The firearm used in the shooting was secured by police.

The incident is under active investigation.

Ashley Stilson covers crime, courts and breaking news for the Daily Herald. She can be reached at 801-344-2556 or

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