Homeowner warned others to get out of house prior to fatal shooting involving Idaho Falls officer, police say

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LAYTON, Utah — A Layton homeowner who shot and killed a former friend — an Idaho Falls police officer — inside his house may have known something was about to happen, new court documents suggest.

On Feb. 21, Blaine Reed, 35, was fatally shot after Layton police say he entered a home uninvited at 312 W. Park Ave. Reed confronted the homeowner “about a relationship he believed the homeowner was having with his ex-girlfriend,” said Layton Police Lt. Travis Lyman.

“A physical altercation ensued between the two men, and the homeowner shot the man several times,” he said.

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The homeowner, Jared Pemberton, 35, called 911 after the shooting, and after being questioned by detectives, he was not arrested.

“(He) told dispatch that the intruder was a man he knew as an old friend named Blaine Reed. (He) told dispatch Blaine was not conscious and not responsive,” according to a search warrant affidavit filed in 2nd District Court.

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