Fatal Shooting, Man Taken into Custody

Fatal Shooting, Man Taken into Custody


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John Daley Reporting Details were pretty sparse Monday night. We know a dead body was found in a house. And we know police are questioning a man who they tracked down in West Valley City late Monday afternoon. Besides that, police just aren't saying much.

The dead body was found in a home on Gordon Lane near 43rd South and State Street in Murray.

But at this point police aren't saying much about who the man is or how the shooting happened.

Chris Bertram/ Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office: "Today we responded on a medical emergency. Upon arrival we located a deceased male adult in this residence back here. We are currently working leads and following up on a potential suspect. We are actively pursuing those leads."

One of those leads took police to 4500 South and 4600 West in West Valley. Police came here looking to question a man inside the house. He was described simply as a 27-year-old with a pony tail.

When police arrived and phoned inside to the man, he surrendered.

Sgt. Shane Hudson/ Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office: "We have several individuals detained and are being interviewed as a result of the situation on Gordon Lane. This house behind is part of that investigation. One of the individuals in the house is being questioned in regards to the situation on Gordon Lane."

Chris Bertram/ Salt Lake Co. Sheriff's Dept.: "We have witnesses in this case, and we have taken those witnesses to be interviewed by the robbery-homicide unit. So (we) definitely have people that we've taken and are doing active interviews with right now."

Monday night a police spokesman said they were getting several search warrants for both the location where the body was found and the home in West Valley City where they brought in a man for questioning.

Beyond that, we'll have to wait until tomorrow when police may release more information.

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