HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION: Police identify man found dead inside car in West Valley City

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WEDNESDAY 5/26/21 4:39 p.m.

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4) – Police have identified the man who was found dead inside a vehicle in West Valley City Wednesday morning.

The man has been identified as 27-year-old Juan Jose Zamora Guerrero.

Police say they were called to the Granger Medical Clinic at 2965 W. 3500 S. shortly before 5:15 a.m. Wednesday morning for a vehicle in the parking lot with its lights on and a door open.

Authorities then found Guerrero dead inside the vehicle after suffering a gunshot wound.

A homicide investigation is underway.

ORIGINAL STORY: Man found dead in car, West Valley City Police investigating as homicide

WEDNESDAY 5/26/2021 10:16 a.m.

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (ABC4) – A homicide investigation is underway in West Valley City.

Police say they were called to the Granger Medical Clinic at 2965 W 3500 S shortly before 5:15 a.m. Wednesday morning for a vehicle in the parking lot with its lights on and a door open.

Officers found a 27-year-old man, dead with a gunshot wound, in the back seat of the car. West Valley City Police say the victim has been identified, but next of kin has yet to be notified.

Roxanne Vainuku, public information officer for West Valley City Police, tell ABC4 the incident is being investigated as a homicide based on the circumstances. No weapon was found at the scene and police are continuing to investigate whether the incident happened in the vehicle in the lot, or somewhere else.

The unidentified victim is not a patient or an employee at Granger Medical Center. West Valley City Police are looking for any witnesses to the incident.

West Valley City Police have had a busy few days.

On Saturday, a woman was at a bus stop when a man allegedly approached her and brandished a knife. The woman reportedly motioned her hand to move the knife away. As she died, police say the knife cut her hand.

Police are also investigating after a suspect allegedly shot a man twice in West Valley City late Friday night.

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