Man shot after women paid more attention to him than jealous gunman, charges say

A Utah man police say was apparently jealous two women were more interested in another man is facing charges accusing him of shooting that man and another who tried to intervene.

A Utah man police say was apparently jealous two women were more interested in another man is facing charges accusing him of shooting that man and another who tried to intervene. (Andrey_Popov, Shutterstock)


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SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man has been charged with shooting two other men, allegedly because two women were more interested in one of the victims than in him.

Jose Francisco Jimenez-Mancilla, 22, was charged Monday in 3rd District Court with four counts of shooting someone causing serious injury, a first-degree felony; two counts of aggravated assault resulting in serious injury, a second-degree felony; and three counts of shooting in the direction of a building, a third-degree felony.

On July 4, Salt Lake police were called to a residence near 400 West and 1700 South on a report of shots fired. Officers arrived to find a 22-year-old man shot twice in the shoulder and once in his hip, and a 24-year-old man shot in the hand, according to charging documents.

Jimenez-Mancilla had gone to the residence to hang out with one of the victims and two women, but "appeared to be jealous as the females were more interested in (the victim)," the charges state.

"Jimenez-Mancilla began to act strange, and (the victim) walked the two females out of his residence because they wanted to leave. Jimenez-Mancilla then came outside, approached (the victim), pulled out a firearm, and shot (him) twice in his shoulder," according to the charges.

The victim attempted to punch the alleged gunman but discovered he could not longer move his right arm. During the ensuing struggle, the man was shot again in the hip, the charges state.

The second victim tried to take the gun away from Jimenez-Mancilla but was shot in the hand, according to the charges. Both men, despite being injured, were eventually able to take the gun away from Jimenez-Mancilla and hold him until police arrived.

Investigators later reported finding two bullet holes inside the garage and one in a neighboring apartment.

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Pat Reavy is a longtime police and courts reporter. He joined the KSL.com team in 2021, after many years of reporting at the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio before that.

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