UPDATE: Police provide additional details on deadly Magna shooting

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SUNDAY 05/30/21 4:00 p.m.

MAGNA, Utah (ABC4) – Officers have provided additional information regarding the deadly Magna shooting, Sunday.

According to the Unified Police Department on May 28, officers were dispatched to 8270 Westbury Drive in Magna for reports of shots fired.

Officers say witnesses in the area reported hearing screams, gunshots, and then multiple cars driving out of the area in a “crazy” manner.

Court documents state that as officers arrived on scene, 28-year-old Omar Isael Gomez Salazar was discovered wounded and unconscious.

“Officers arrived on scene and found one male bleeding from the face and was not responsive. Officers checked on the male and found he was deceased,” UPD officials share.

Arresting documents state officers located a shell casing in the yard of the listed address, which
was approximately 25 feet away from the victim. Officers spoke to several residents on scene and found there were three witnesses and a video of the incident.

As detectives began investigating, they came to realize the alleged suspect was 44-year-old Juan Alvarez, a participant of a residential barbecue.

According to officials, Alvarez had been at the address for a bbq with one of the homeowners. Officials say, Alvarez and the victim, Omar Isael Gomez Salazar, had been arguing over the phone before Salazar showed up to the house. It was then Alvarez allegedly fired the weapon.

The homeowner provided a Ring doorbell cam video of the incident.

Detectives say Alvarez was also reported to have a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from his person.

Officers tell ABC4, Alvarez is currently at the Salt Lake County jail on charges of aggravated murder, failure to stop at the command of a police officer, DUI, and carrying a dangerous weapon under the influence.

Police identify victim of deadly Magna shooting

SUNDAY 05/30/21 11:40 a.m.

MAGNA, Utah (ABC4) – Detectives have identified the victim of the deadly Magna shooting, Sunday morning.

According to the Unified Police Department, the victim of the Magna shooting has been identified as 28-year-old Omar Isael Gomez Salazar.

Detectives say Salazar was believed to have been living in Colorado and came to Salt Lake last Thursday for work.  He has two children with a domestic partner/wife.

“Our deepest condolences,” shares the Unified Police Department.

Man allegedly involved in Magna homicide arrested, police say

SATURDAY 05/29/21 10:00 a.m.

MAGNA, Utah (ABC4) – Officers have identified the man allegedly involved in Friday night’s homicide out of Magna.

According to the Unified Police Department, detectives say the suspect is 44-year-old Juan Alvarez.

Officers tell ABC4, Alvarez is currently at the Salt Lake County jail on charges of aggravated murder, failure to stop at the command of a police officer, DUI, and carrying a dangerous weapon under the influence.

The victim has not yet been identified.

Man dead after shooting in Magna

FRIDAY 05/28/21 11:11 p.m.

MAGNA, Utah (ABC4) – Police have provided more information about a shooting that happened in Magna Friday evening.

Around 9:45 p.m., officers responded to the 8200 block of Westbury Drive for a report of shots fired.

When officers arrived on scene, they found an adult male suffering from a gunshot wound. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Lt. Manfred Lassig with the Unified Police Department.

Police say a barbecue was being held at one of the homes when a confrontation broke out between two people, which led to shots being fired.

Officials believe the shooting was not a random act and there is no threat to the public at this time.

Detectives are working to identify possible suspects in the shooting, according to Lt. Lassig.

An investigation into the shooting is underway.

ORIGINAL STORY: Police investigating fatal shooting in Magna

FRIDAY 05/28/21 10:23 p.m.

MAGNA, Utah (ABC4) – One person is dead after a fatal shooting in Magna on Friday evening.

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According to Sgt. Melody Cutler with the Unified Police Department, the shooting occurred in the 8200 block of Westbury drive.

Police confirm that the person has died as a result of the shooting.

No further information has been released.

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