Woman charged with murder in Capitol Hill shooting

Woman charged with murder in Capitol Hill shooting

(Salt Lake County Jail)

2 photos
Save Story
Leer en español

Estimated read time: 1-2 minutes

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake woman was charged with murder Friday after she allegedly told police her partner's drinking drove her to shoot the woman.

Sue Mary Hickman, 53, is charged in 3rd District Court with murder, a first-degree felony, in the death of Rose Marie Harris, 54.

Hickman was arrested Dec. 18 after she called 911 asking for a welfare check on Harris. When dispatchers asked why the check was needed, Hickman replied, "I shot her. I did it, she made me snap. I couldn't take it any more, her drinking," according to a police report.

Investigators say Hickman talked about her alleged involvement in the shooting with five different people and two police officers, according to the report.


Police arriving at the women's home, 573 N. Wall St. in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, located Harris' body, a silver handgun, a shell casing and a fired bullet, charging documents state. Hickman was found later and arrested.

A medical examiner determined Harris died of a single gunshot wound to the chest, according to the charges.

An initial hearing has not yet been scheduled for Hickman, court records indicate.


Related stories

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics

McKenzie Romero


    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast