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WEST VALLEY CITY — Police have confirmed a double shooting near a swap meet Tuesday was a murder-suicide.

But West Valley Police Sgt. Mike Powell said a motive for the shooting may never officially be known.

Just before 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jose Rodriguez Osorio, 28, shot and killed Cristina Matilde Trujillo, 41, before turning the gun on himself, police said.


The details are still fairly vague.

–Sgt. Mike Powell


Osorio and Trujillo were acquaintances, Powell said. He did not know Wednesday how they met or how long they had known each other, but said he did not believe they dated.

"The details are still fairly vague," he said.

Detectives believe Osorio went to La Azteca Indoor Bazaar Swap Meet, 3952 W. 3500 South, seeking out Trujillo. After finding her, the two were spotted by witnesses having a brief conversation.

Osorio then pulled out a handgun from his waistband and shot Trujillo in the chest, Powell said. She tried to run away but collapsed a short distance later. Osorio then also shot himself in the chest.

Whether Osorio was stalking Trujillo was unknown Wednesday. Powell said there was no immediate evidence to show that. Other acquaintances of the victim reported there being some recent friction between Osorio and Trujillo.

Police had had "minimal contact" with Osorio prior to Tuesday's shooting, Powell said, noting that he had a minor criminal history.

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