Man Charged in Nightclub Slaying

Man Charged in Nightclub Slaying


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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A 25-year old man faces first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of man at a Kimball Junction nightclub.

The shooting happened October 14 at Club Suede during a reggae concert, leaving 30-year old Kautoke Tangitau dead.

Prosecutors have charged Finau Tukuafu with his murder. Tukuafu also faces third-degree riot charges.

Police say Tangitau was affiliated with a gang, and the shooting may have stemmed from a confrontation with a rival gang.

Summit County Sheriff's officers arrested two other men in the shooting investigation, but has not said whether or not they'll be charged.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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