UPDATE: Victim of South Salt Lake strip club shooting identified

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UPDATE: MONDAY 12/20/21 7:56 P.M.

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC4) – The man who was shot and killed at a South Salt Lake strip club early Saturday morning has been identified.

Police identified the victim as 26-year-old Cherokee Aiko of Kearns.

Aiko passed away from his injuries on Dec.18 after he was shot multiple times during an altercation.

Police have arrested 36-year-old Romalice Latrell Williams for Aggravated Murder in connection with the shooting.


SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC4) – Salt Lake police have made an arrest in a fatal shooting at a strip club on State Street. Police arrested 36-year-old Romalice Latrell Williams for Aggravated Murder for the shooting.

Just after midnight on Saturday, police were called to 3420 South State Street in reference to a subject shot. A male in his mid-twenties was located, received medical treatment at the scene and transported to an area hospital. The victim was later declared deceased due to his sustained injuries. 

The identity of the victim wasn’t released.

According to police reports, Williams committed an aggravated robbery just prior to the shooting at the same location.

The vehicle involved was a 2007 Gold BMW Sport Utility Vehicle, license plate U822UE, registered to an address in Murray, UT. 

The shooting happened at Southern X-Posure. According to the club’s social media, the location on State Street was celebrating its final night of operation, calling the evening’s party, “The Last Dance.”

Officers located the vehicle around 2:30 pm, at the winter homeless shelter located at 1659 West North Temple in Salt Lake City. Williams had registered at the same homeless shelter. A female responded to the homeless shelter to retrieve the vehicle after Williams called her to retrieve her vehicle from this location. The female confirmed Williams was in possession of a handgun when she met with him at this location.

Williams was taken into custody at the homeless shelter. He claimed his name was Kendrick at the time of his arrest.

A search warrant of Williams’ room was served and a handgun was found in the room. The handgun was the same caliber as the spent shell casings found at the club. Police found that the handgun was had been stolen out of Eureka, Colorado.

Several ounces of what appeared to be bath salts were found in the room as well as a quantity of field-tested marijuana.

Clothing he was observed wearing in the surveillance footage was found
inside of his room.

Salt Lake police thank all those that provided information leading to an arrest.

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