According to a press release, 70-year-old Leeds, Utah resident Stephen Aizenberg was shot and killed at around 8:16 p.m. Thursday after he approached "a man and several women" in his neighbor’s driveway with a firearm pointed at them.
This follows one week - to the day - after the Parowan, Utah shooting death of 57-year-old Janet Colleen Goode by her 83-year-old step-father Nathan C. Zimmerman in the driveway of his Parowan residence.
According to the press release, the people who were standing in the driveway next to Aizenberg's house were not Leeds residents, but rather visitors to Aizenberg’s neighbor’s house when the shooting occurred.
Officials say Aizenberg approached his neighbor’s house via the driveway with his weapon drawn and pointed at the occupants of the residence.
Though the residents were in the house calling 911 at the time, their visitors were still in the driveway, reported to officers when they arrived later that they had no idea why Aizenberg had a gun pointed at them.
According to the release, the male visitor, who was armed, shot Aizenberg after he refused to avert his weapon.
Officials said that when Washington County Sheriff’s Department arrived on the scene attempts to resuscitate Aizenberg were already in progress. They said that emergency medical response officials also attempted to revive the victim, but to no avail.
Though not a resident of the Leeds community, the male visitor stayed behind, and was reported to have fully cooperated with detectives during the questioning process.
“Detectives have been unable to determine why Aizenberg confronted his neighbor's visitors while armed,” the release reported. “There was no evidence of any prior confrontations, or conflicts between Aizenberg, his neighbors, or their visitors.”
Investigators are currently looking for any family members or friends of Aizenberg who can help shed some light on why he may have been approaching his neighbors with a weapon. As of now, Washington County detectives have no information about Aizenbergs state of mind, or living situation, they are asking that anyone with information contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Department at (435) 656-6500.
As of today at 5 p.m. no arrests have been made in connection with Aizenberg’s death.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.