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Utah woman charged with shooting, killing her husband

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Emilee Fisher was charged in the Third District Court with first-degree murder, five counts of felony discharge of a firearm and possessing a firearm by a restricted person, a third-degree felony, court documents state. (Photo: Salt Lake County Jail)

A Utah woman is facing felony charges after she allegedly shot and killed her husband at their South Salt Lake business.

Emilee Fisher was charged in the Third District Court with first-degree murder, five counts of felony discharge of a firearm and possessing a firearm by a restricted person, a third-degree felony, court documents state.

On Saturday, March 20, officers responded to Adopt a Bed in South Salt Lake after Fisher had called to report a shooting. She told police dispatch that she had shot and killed her husband through the glass, court documents state. She also claimed that he had "come after her."

Officers found Ronald Fisher lying next to the sidewalk near the front door of the business, which he owned and operated with his wife.

The glass of the front door was shattered and much of it was on the sidewalk outside the door. It appeared as though he had been shot from inside the business through the glass door while he was standing outside, investigators concluded.

Inside, they found six spent shell casings on the floor and a black handgun on a bed in the bedroom in the business.

A witness, who was located by police in a trash dumpster near the business, said he was with Emilee Fisher when her husband entered Adopt a Bed. He reportedly confronted the witness about being there alone with his wife.

Court documents state the witness said he did not see Ronald Fisher with a weapon, nor did he see the woman being threatened or hurt, before he fled the scene. He said he fled because he knew "s*** was going to go down."

The witness told investigators he heard shots fired shortly after he ran out of the building. He hid in a dumpster a few blocks away.

Court documents state Emilee Fisher denied that the witness was at the location when her husband arrived and that he had left before Ronald Fisher got there.

The medical examiner determined that Ronald Fisher was shot in his left arm, left shoulder, and right shoulder, all causing serious bodily injury. He also suffered a gunshot wound to his torso, but the fatal shot went through his arm and passed through his right lung, and lodged into his spinal cord. His manner of death was determined to be a homicide, according to court documents.

Authorities are asking that Emilee Fisher be held without bail.

Individuals charged in complaints are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in court.

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