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Video: Man kills Utah brother, killed in police shooting

A family feud turned deadly when a California man drove roughly 11 hours to Utah to kill his estranged brother.

Jeffrey Roberts drove more than 730 miles from his home in Long Beach, California, to his brother’s house in Ogden, Utah. Minutes after being reunited with his estranged brother, Roberts, 66, murdered Scott Roberts on his own doorstep.

A Ring camera captured the moment Jeffrey went up and rang the doorbell around 7:10 p.m. on April 27, according to KTLA. The 66-year-old man could be heard breathing heavily as he climbed the stairs.

Jeffrey greets his brother kindly, “Hey, what’s up?”

Jeffrey asks his brother about his mother, but Scott informs him that his mother now lives in Missouri.

Jeffrey calmly asks, “How long has he been there?”

Suddenly, Jeffrey reaches into his inside jacket pocket, pulls out a gun, and fires several shots at his brother. He also shoots his sister-in-law Judi, but she was able to survive her gunshot wounds.

Jeffrey is seen in the video making a trip to his vehicle to carry bags and a shotgun. Investigators said Roberts was armed with a 9 mm handgun, a 12-gauge shotgun, 23 loaded magazines and 150 shotgun rounds.

Jeffrey is on the phone with someone and they can be heard saying, “Empty my bank account as fast as you can.”

Police said Roberts set his brother’s house on fire with flares in the road.

After receiving calls from neighbors about possible gunshots, police officers approached the house where smoke was already coming out.

Responding officers said Roberts immediately opened fire on them when they arrived. A shootout broke out and police opened fire. They shot and killed Roberts.

A police officer is heard saying of Roberts on the body camera video, “He’s down. Head wound.”

Jodi Roberts is still recovering at the hospital, according to KTVX.

The Utah couple’s daughter launched a GoFundMe campaign.

“For those of you who don’t know, my dad’s brother showed up at my parents’ house, killed my dad and set the house on fire,” said daughter Kelsey Turner.

“My mother is alive because my father fought with my uncle and told my mother to run away,” he added. “Knowing that my father died a hero brings us some comfort.”

Turner said “most” of her parents’ house was “destroyed” in the fire her uncle started.

The campaign had raised more than $40,000 at press time to help Jodi Roberts.

KCBS-TV spoke with a resident in Long Beach, who said the brothers were completely different.

The anonymous woman said of Scott: “He would take the shirt off his back for someone else which is the type of person he was.”

However, the woman described Jeffrey as aggressive, violent, arrogant and entitled.

She added: “It breaks my heart to hear that Scott was killed. Honestly, Jeffrey not so much.”

(WARNING: Graphic video)

Murder suspect in shootout with Utah cops after killing brother, setting house on

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