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Police: Man shoots other man in leg during struggle

By Staff Writer
Published On: May 06 2013 11:04:03 AM CDT
Updated On: May 06 2013 02:09:18 PM CDT
Daniel Jesse Larsen

Daniel Jesse Larsen

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho -

Police said an Idaho Falls man shot another man in the leg early Sunday morning.

Officers responded to the 1200 block of Boise Avenue in Idaho Falls around 2:50 a.m. for a report of a shooting. They found that 35-year-old Mickey D. McMurtrey had been shot in the left thigh.

According to McMurtrey and witnesses, there were a few people at Daniel Jesse Larsen's home for a small house party, where they had been drinking alcohol.

McMurtrey told police he saw a man become physically aggressive toward his wife and push her into a fence at the house. When McMurtrey tried to intervene, Larsen, holding a gun, tried to stop him.

McMurtrey and Larsen struggled over the gun, and it went off.

Larsen, 24, was arrested on a charge of aggravated battery and booked into the Bonneville County Jail, according to a news release Monday.

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