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September 12, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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SLCPD Investigating Domestic Violence Related Homicide

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating a domestic violence-related homicide of a 27-year-old man.

This investigation started at 12:06 a.m. on Monday, September 12, 2022, when SLC911 received information about a man who had been shot at an apartment complex near 900 South 200 West.

Responding officers found the victim, later identified as Demetrius Omar Lateef Allen outside of an apartment with at least one gunshot wound. Officers immediately provided emergency medical care.

Gold Cross transported Allen to a local hospital where he died.

Officers saw multiple bullet holes coming from an apartment. After developing a plan, officers safely took the suspect, 21-year-old LaShawn Denise Bagley, into custody.

Through the investigation, officers determined Allen and Bagley knew each other and had been in a relationship.

Detectives believe Allen came to Salt Lake City to attend the Utah State Fair and arranged to stay with Bagley.

After attending the fair, Allen and Bagley went to a downtown bar where they got into an argument.

Allen went to Bagley’s apartment to get his property when shots were fired.

Detectives with the SLCPD Homicide Squad are leading the investigation and have booked Bagley into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on charges of Murder and Felony Discharge of a Firearm.

The SLCPD Crime Lab responded to assist with the investigation to process the scene and collect any evidence.

This is the 10th homicide in Salt Lake City for 2022.

Right now, there is no other information to release.

The Salt Lake City Police Department reminds our community of the resources available to support survivors of domestic violence in Utah.

·       Utah Department of Human Services: Domestic Violence Services

·       Utah Domestic Violence Coalition

We encourage anyone who has experienced Domestic Violence to call us at 799-3000 and ask to speak with a Victim Advocate or call their 24-hour hotline directly at 801-580-7969. All services are free, and callers can get information anonymously.

 

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