UPDATE: Woman arrested after fatally shooting her girlfriend in SLC, police say

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UPDATE: TUESDAY 8/17/21 2:54 P.M.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Police have arrested a 31-year-old woman in connection with a fatal shooting in Salt Lake City early Tuesday morning.

According to the Salt Lake City Police Department, Patrice Ann Winward was taken into custody for domestic violence-related murder, obstruction of justice, and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person.

Officers responded to the reported shooting in the area of 885 West South Temple Street around 3:34 a.m.

When officers arrived, they found Winward performing CPR on the victim, who was later confirmed to be her girlfriend. Paramedics arrived soon after and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

“During this homicide investigation, SLCPD detectives learned that Winward and the victim
were involved in an argument while riding their bicycles,” SLCPD said in a news release.

Witnesses reported the argument ended after multiple shots were fired. Police also said Winward allegedly told someone to hide the suspected murder weapon after the shooting.

The handgun believed to have been used in the shooting was later found in a storm drain.

Immediately after the shooting, Winward left the scene stating she had a medical emergency at her nearby home, police said.

She is currently being held at the Salt Lake County Jail.

The victim’s identity has not yet been released.


SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – A woman is dead after being shot while riding her bicycle in Salt Lake City.

Police tell ABC4 the homicide happened near 900 West and South Temple.

A woman in her early 30s was riding her bike at around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday when Salt Lake City Police say she was shot one time.

First responders tried to resuscitate the woman but were unsuccessful. Authorities say the woman is known to police from separate incidents and lives in the area.

Police say it is unclear if she was caught in crossfire or was targeted.

“We don’t know where she was going, we just know that she was traveling and got shot and we are still trying to piece all that together,” Lt. Timothy Stumm tells ABC4.

At this time, Salt Lake City Police say there is no suspect description but there appears to be no threat to the community. Witnesses are cooperating with the investigation. 

This area of 900 W will be blocked off for part of the morning while police investigate the incident.

If you have any information, Salt Lake City Police ask that you call them at 801-799-3000 and reference case number 21-147604.

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