Murder-suicide being investigated by Helper police
Updated: 12/24/2012 10:02 am | Published: 12/23/2012 9:46 pm
HELPER, Utah (ABC 4 News) Police are investigating an apparent murder-suicide in Helper leaving two men dead. Police were dispatched to a residence on a report of a shooting.
When officers arrived they heard gunfire coming from the back of the residence. Officers found two deceased males outside.
Police say that 30 year old Jeromie Bunch walked from his residence to the home of his estranged wife where he confronted 31 year old James Mitchell.
Mitchell was on the back porch of the home. Mitchell was fatally shot by Bunch.
Bunch fled into a garage where he took his own life.
Bunch's estranged wife was able to protect the five children in the home by gathering them into a room, keeping them safe from harm. Three of the children are Mitchell's and the other two belong to Bunch.
An account has been set up at Wells Fargo bank in the name of, "Bunch/Mitchell Children," to help with two sets of children who have lost their fathers from this incident.
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