Facebook Twitter

Police identify Springville man killed during fight with daughter

SHARE Police identify Springville man killed during fight with daughter
Crime scene tape.

Adobe Stock

SPRINGVILLE — Springville police have released the identity of a man shot and killed during a domestic dispute.

But whether the man was shot while fighting over a gun, or if he shot himself, remained under investigation Wednesday.

Neil Roger Goslin, 50, of Springville, died Monday from a gunshot wound sustained during an argument between him, his daughter and his daughter's friend, according to police.

Springville police were called to an apartment complex, 602 W. 550 South, where they were met by two females, ages 17 and 18, outside.

“Officers were told the father had a gun and was waving it around during a verbal argument between the father and his daughter. After arguing with his daughter, the father turned to the daughter’s friend and started arguing with her,” police said in a prepared statement.

The daughter stepped between her friend and her father, which prompted a “physical altercation between the two,” police stated.

“During the struggle between father and daughter the gun went off hitting the father in an unknown location of his body,” according to police.

The girls left the apartment. Police attempted to make contact with Goslin but were unable to. Because of that, and believing he may be barricaded in the apartment with a gun, the Utah County Metro SWAT team was called.

The SWAT team sent a robot into the apartment with a camera revealing Goslin on his living room floor, according to police. SWAT team members then entered and confirmed Goslin was dead.

The 18-year-old woman was also taken to a local hospital to be treated or a head injury, according to police.