Man allegedly shoots at sister multiple times; 3 children witness altercation

CEDAR CITY – A 36-year-old man was arrested in Cedar City Monday after he allegedly tried to shoot his sister multiple times.

At about noon Monday, Cedar City Police officers were dispatched to the 300 South block of 400 East in Cedar City after a woman called 911, stating a family member was in her home and was shooting at her, according to a press release from the Cedar City Police Department.

Brett Steven Hunter, of Cedar City, Utah, booking photo posted Aug. 11, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Iron County Sheriff's bookings, St. George News
Brett Steven Hunter, of Cedar City, Utah, booking photo posted Aug. 11, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Iron County Sheriff’s bookings, St. George News

Brett Steven Hunter, who reportedly lives in the home with his sister, allegedly became angry with her and came after her with a handgun.

“The (alleged) female victim attempted to barricade herself inside a bedroom,” the press release said. “Hunter shot through the bedroom door multiple times and gained access to the room.”

Hunter’s sister then fled to a bathroom that was connected to the bedroom, the press release said, and again attempted to barricade herself.

Three juvenile girls who were in the home at the time of the shooting had already hidden themselves inside the bathroom, according to the press release.

Hunter gained access to the bathroom and pointed the gun at his sister.

“She was able to grab the firearm just as he shot once more,” the press release said. “The weapon jammed and the (alleged) victim was able to talk Hunter into releasing the firearm.”

When officers arrived at the scene, they called out to Hunter, who exited the home and complied with them. He was taken into custody without incident, the press release said.

Hunter’s sister sustained a minor arm injury as a result of being in close proximity to the muzzle of the gun as it fired. The children were not injured.

Hunter was booked into the Iron County Jail on four third-degree felony counts of aggravated assault; four third-degree felonies for discharging a firearm; and one class B misdemeanor for possession of marijuana.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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  • Bender August 12, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Handguns, making God fearing American Patriots safer each and every day.

    • anybody home August 12, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      Yeah, gimme mine. I got a sister I want to shoot.

    • mesaman August 12, 2015 at 6:50 pm

      My, my, a bammie lovin liberal socialist states the facts, as he has digested them.

      • 42214 August 12, 2015 at 8:24 pm

        Mesa, why the sudden transparency by your cult? Too much truth getting out through the internet? Too many questions about Joe’s child brides? It’s like shining a bright light under the fridge and watching the cockroaches scramble for cover.

        • mesaman August 13, 2015 at 11:28 am

          Oh, 42 and a wee bit, they did this when they found out you had become their adversary.

          • 42214 August 13, 2015 at 12:46 pm

            Boy Nolan, that was really weak. What about Joe’s little girl brides?

          • 42214 August 13, 2015 at 1:00 pm

            So the LDS church is going to be more transparent and divulge all their warts and hidden demons just because I’m their adversary. I didn’t know I had that much influence. Too bad I couldn’t go back in time and use my influence to disuade you guys from dressing up as Indians and slaughtering unarmed men under a flag of truce.

          • 42214 August 13, 2015 at 4:13 pm

            Where is Mesaman? Has he left town?

      • 42214 August 12, 2015 at 8:28 pm

        Mesa, I bet you flipped out everytime a liberal bad-mouthed Bush yet you disrespect the President as often as you can. Explain the hypocrisy in that. You use liberal as a slur. Explain that. Did you teach at Dixie JC or a trade school?

      • fun bag August 12, 2015 at 8:51 pm

        ooooh look, the genius is back

        • mesaman August 13, 2015 at 11:24 am

          No he’s not, Fungus. 42 and a little bit has only been referred to as genius by nincompoops like you.

      • Chris August 12, 2015 at 9:01 pm

        Well, Nolan, what would an ex-professor of pseudo-science, aka psychology, know about the “facts”?

        • mesaman August 13, 2015 at 11:26 am

          Careful, fool, you have violated terms of your agreement to post on this or any other site. Personal information is just that, personal. Want to test it? Do it again and hang on to your bankroll.

          • 42214 August 13, 2015 at 12:29 pm

            Who is Nolan?

          • fun bag August 13, 2015 at 1:01 pm

            LOL, there is no way on this earth mesatard would be competent enough to teach psych. He’s got the brain of a 10 year old halfwit. Are we allowed to post mesa’s real identity??? ahahahah 🙂

          • Chris August 13, 2015 at 3:04 pm

            Your knowledge of the law is as thin as that of everything else you post about. Here from the SG News terms of use:
            “Your content may attract attention and interest in you personally, wanted or unwanted. St. George News is not responsible or liable for any such attention to you personally and does not undertake to protect you from it.”
            Moreover, there is no legal right to privacy on the internet. I have simply deduced your true identity from the past comments you have made here. I recently realized that you are …. Nothing illegal about it. Bring on the lawsuits.
            Ed. ellipsis.

          • 42214 August 13, 2015 at 6:25 pm

            The kitty cat that roared, mesaman.

          • Chris August 13, 2015 at 7:15 pm

            Since Joyce has chosen to edit out your name from my post, it is obvious that my deduction is correct. There is no right, legal or otherwise, to anonymity on the internet.

          • Joyce Kuzmanic August 14, 2015 at 7:20 am

            Actually, Chris, I’m not willing to publish a name you are calling out in that way without St. George News’ own reason to do so and verification.
            ST. GEORGE NEWS
            Joyce Kuzmanic
            Editor in Chief

      • Bender August 12, 2015 at 11:56 pm

        Pew pew pew. Look it Bender taking out the bad guys with his concealed carry. Freedom! Founding fathers. God bless America! God, guns and John Wayne. Whoops, Bender shot hizsef.

      • GrandmaB August 13, 2015 at 7:23 am

        No, you moron, just a life loving human being who understands what “well regulated militia…..” means. Oh, that takes education. Sorry, these voucher schools aren’t very good. And yes, don’t know about the others but I am a proud liberal socialist who thinks anarchy and fascism suck. Knowing the true Socialist, Christ, would agree with everything I am for. Helping the poor, not condemning or blaming them. Protecting the innocent, not allowing them to be gunned down at a whim. And don’t blame mental health. Look in the mirror.

    • Dexter August 12, 2015 at 8:19 pm

      Well you are stupid is as stupid does.. you leftovers no doubt whatsoever

  • ladybugavenger August 12, 2015 at 7:18 pm

    Where’s the attempted murder charge?

    • GrandmaB August 13, 2015 at 7:24 am

      That only happens when it is a woman pulling the trigger.

    • Dexter August 13, 2015 at 8:56 am

      He will not be charged with attempted murder… go figure eh.?

  • fun bag August 12, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    this is cedar so the sister is probly the wife also…

  • Simone August 12, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Little known fact: In the moments immediately preceeding this incident his sister came home, announced that her “spiritual marriage reassignment request” had been formally approved by her Bishop.

    • SweetOriginal6398 August 13, 2015 at 5:27 pm

      Hi, I am the sister… First of all I just want to say that I am not Mormon and I do not want to be categorized with being Mormon because I live in Utah. Second of all, you are clearly mixing up LDS and FLDS. Get your facts straight. And last but not least… Unless you know the actual situation don’t say stupid things because it only makes you look stupid and pathetic.

      • fun bag August 13, 2015 at 5:47 pm

        What did you do to provoke your brother? We all want to know…

      • 42214 August 13, 2015 at 6:29 pm

        OK, I’m pathetic and stupid while you’re getting shot at by your brother in an ongoing assault where he tries to kill you by firing through a door. So what are the facts? Is this normal for your family? Is this an anger management problem. Are you guys tweekers? You open the door to questions, answer them or shut up.

      • Simone August 13, 2015 at 11:41 pm

        Yeah, Honestly, If you live in Utah and still think there is a difference between “LDS” and “FLDS” and you’re not “LDS” yourself then you have not lived in Utah very long. All that aside, Im very sorry to hear about your situation. I hope that you and your family are doing well and I’m glad that no one was more seriously hurt.

  • beentheredonethat August 12, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    No attempted murder……just sibling rivalry.

  • GrandmaB August 13, 2015 at 7:18 am

    This is what hand guns are used for. Not protecting yourself from home invasions (when was the last time there as a news article on one of those?). But for terrorizing our families, or neighbors, road rage and killing our kids in school. The wanna-be warriors who were too cowardley to join the military, dickless open carry who were in Ferguson two nights ago were looking for people to kill. Period. This is sickening. “Well Regulated Militia………….” All you Constitutional “so called experts. Try reading it. Go to the sources and see what the intentions were. It wasn’t terrorizing women because you are crazy, or just crazy mad. Mental Health cannot be blamed. Our laws are at fault.

  • GrandmaB August 13, 2015 at 7:32 am

    This makes me so mad. My grandchildren go to these school. They want teachers carrying guns. You are all crazy. Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results each time. Hand guns in the hands of people – kill people. Remember China the same time as Sandy Hook? Crazy man took a knife to a school and stabbed 20 kids. NOT ONE OF THEM DIED! Anyone who thinks our Constitution guarantees us this right is insane. Or a cowardly wanna-be soldier who was too damn cowardly to join the military. Or a treasoness anti-American who understands nothing but the lies FAUX news spoon feeds them, like the “INVASION” of Texas. Now that was hilarious. You would believe anything because you hate the black president so badly. He has done nothing than white presidents haven’t done. Your all crazy. Arrrggghhhhhhh!

  • Chiefs Fan August 13, 2015 at 8:20 am

    That’s what I’m screaming, ladybug avenger!

  • sagemoon August 13, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Nut job! I hope this woman is ready to give up on her brother to protect herself and her girls from him. Sometimes you gotta just let family go.

  • Dexter August 13, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Can’t wait to see what that idiot REAL LIFE DORK has to say LOL.! I’m sure it will be another brilliant masterpiece.!

  • aviatormh August 13, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    Grandmab the media doesn’t report the times that a gun is used to save a life. That would go against the plan to take away your rights. If you want to know that info try googling it. And the most important thing to remember is what Benjamin Franklin said “They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

  • beentheredonethat August 13, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Lds and flds are the same. Flds the men cheat. Lds the women cheat.

  • Dexter August 14, 2015 at 6:10 pm


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