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West Jordan man shot, killed best friend while trying to ‘be funny,’ police say

Mar 27, 2024, 8:32 PM

Authorities are searching for missing twins Belle and Braeden Fernelius from Brigham City Saturday....

Authorities are searching for missing twins Belle and Braeden Fernelius from Brigham City Saturday. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

(Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News)

WEST JORDAN — A man who claims he shot and killed his friend on accident has been arrested in West Jordan.

Anthony Sanchez, 29, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on Tuesday for investigation of negligent homicide, possession of a weapon by a restricted person, and illegal discharge of a firearm.

On Tuesday, Sanchez called 911 “screaming that he actually shot someone” while also saying, “I can’t believe I shot my best friend,” according to a police booking affidavit.

West Jordan police and emergency crews responded and found Dylan Douglas Miller-Mettome, 27, had been shot in the chest. He was taken to a local hospital where he died a short time later from his injuries.

Investigators also found drug paraphernalia in open view at the shooting scene, the affidavit states.

Police reported finding a loaded magazine for what appeared to be a Glock handgun near the drug paraphernalia. “There was a loaded 1911-style handgun on the floor near the victim that is believed to be the weapon involved in this shooting,” according to the affidavit.

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West Jordan man shot, killed best friend while trying to ‘be funny,’ police say