News LIVE: Parowan shooter identified, in custody

Police respond to a shooting in Parowan, Utah, July 10, 2014 | Photo by Corey McNeil, St. George News

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PAROWAN – Officials have confirmed that a 57-year-old woman was fatally shot in Parowan Thursday afternoon.

According to a press release from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office, it is believed that 83-year-old Nathan Zimmerman shot his 57-year-old stepdaughter when she arrived at his residence, near the area of 300 South and 800 West in Parowan. The shooting took place around 12:30 p.m.

Zimmerman has been taken into custody.

“There’s no threat to the public at all,” Parowan City Manager Shayne Scott said.

The shooting is being called a homicide at this time, according to information from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office. Additional details will be released by the Sheriff’s Office as they become known.

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  • killjoy July 10, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    The founding fathers of Parowan are probably rolling in their graves seeing what has become of their fair town. Rip to the unfortunate victim.

    • killjoy July 10, 2014 at 6:56 pm

      NEWS FLASH: Ksl has story on this. It says a woman was shot by her step-father

  • EL JEFE July 10, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    I could see this in St. George and even Cedar City….but….Parowan?? Sure is getting crazy out there. Time to consider relocation….Beryl looks inviting.

    • Festus July 10, 2014 at 6:24 pm

      Ya if ya wanna end up dead buried under someone’s shed…

      • EL JEFE July 10, 2014 at 7:29 pm

        I thought that occurred in Modena….I could be wrong. Oh well, looks like I may have to look out of state. Hehehe….

  • Really? July 10, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Yes, no crazies out in Beryl………………………………

  • Corey July 10, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Coming back from Cedar today I saw the police vehicle parked with his lights on probably just after the incident. Honestly I thought it was the large pothole he was blocking as if it was a sink hole and he didn’t want someone to drive into it. I figured he was parked there till the city could come out to fill it in. My point is that violence never crossed my mind. This is one of the advantage of living in a small town is you feel safe. This does not make me feel less safe. It does make me feel for the losses that people are feeling. My thoughts are with the families.

    • Bretticus July 11, 2014 at 10:22 am

      My first thought was, “What the…??? Homocide in Parowan???” This is like what the first in Parowan’s history? Doesn’t exactly make Parowan the new Detroit folks!
      Sorry to the families involves. Cannot fathom why anyone would take another’s life. Tragic.

  • IN THE GAME July 10, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Looks like ol’ Zimmy really screwed the pooch this time.

  • Utah Welcome Committee July 10, 2014 at 10:35 pm

    The Utah gun crazy people are scary. It seems they tend to shoot people, either accidentally or in most cases, on purpose.

    • Bretticus July 11, 2014 at 10:23 am

      Yeah, because you backup your keen observation with FACTS??? What an idiotic comment.

    • rollie July 11, 2014 at 10:53 am

      dont (Ed. ellipsis) with them

  • My Evil Twin July 11, 2014 at 9:39 am

    To you folks who talk about how “safe” a small town is, let me remind you that things happen in small towns, just like they do in cities. Likely not as often, but if it will happen anywhere, it will happen in a small town as well.

  • Get Real July 11, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Why does everyone around here act so shocked when people are arrested for drugs,, theft, rape, beatings and other acts of violence to include shootings? Why are people so pretentious in acting like their towns are little mayberries and every family is an osmond family? Just because these things are hidden, swept under the carpet and fingers pointed at everyone else doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist right under your noses.

  • St. George Resident July 11, 2014 at 11:01 am

    The report in the Daily Rectum says “At this time, authorities do not believe that mental health issues or drugs and alcohol played a part in the incident”

    Anytime someone kills another person in rage, how is that not evidence of some sort of mental health issues? Perhaps the guy doesn’t have Alzheimers, but at the very least he has Anger Management issues (that could stem from a number of causes).

  • Outtawack July 11, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    Need more gun laws. Chicago has the most strick gun laws in the nation and the average more than 100 shotting a month. Is it the guns are the people. When the inner city give up the guns the rest of us will follow. Until then, clean up the areas with the highest crime. Then move to the less crime areas. Oh looks like utah will be the last on the list to have to clean up. God bless Utah

  • Priorities July 11, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    The picture is of someone who looks like a bitter, mean and cruel old man. Controlling religions will do that to people.

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