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Associated Press

A man is dead and a woman in custody after a late-night shooting in the Bear Gulch area Thursday, Granite County Sheriff Steve Immenschuh said.

As of Friday afternoon, it was unclear whether the woman, 43-year-old Verbie Ellis, would be charged with a crime. Immenschuh said he expects the case to go to a coroner's jury.

Immenschuh did not release the 49-year-old victim's name. The State Crime Lab will do an autopsy.

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Ellis, who owns a cabin in Bear Gulch, called 9-1-1 from a neighbor's house at about 11 p.m. to report that she had shot a man, Immenschuh said. Deputies found the man in Ellis' living area, dead of a single gunshot to the chest.

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