Police Investigate Homicide in West Valley

Police Investigate Homicide in West Valley

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WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) -- A 28-year-old West Valley City father was shot dead in an apartment complex parking lot early in the morning on Christmas Eve in a melee that also left one woman with multiple stab wounds.

David Pantelakis was shot about 2:30 a.m. Saturday at Aspen Village Apartments and police were searching for 19-year-old suspect Anthony Joel Alires.

Pantelakis was the father of two children, ages 3 and 6, and had an extensive criminal history, including convictions for aggravated robbery, rioting, assault by a prisoner and attempted escape from official custody. In 2000, he was charged with two counts of attempted murder and one count of purchasing/possessing a dangerous weapon. All three charges were dismissed.

Alires, the suspected shooter, was charged with one count of robbery earlier this year. That charge was dismissed as well.

Alires is described as a Latino male who is 5 foot 9, weighs 150 pounds and has a shaved head and a goatee.

He is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about him is asked to call the West Valley City police at 801-840-4000.


Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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