TOOELE, Utah (ABC4 News) Police in Tooele have taken into custody the last suspect believed to have been involved in the shooting death of a 24-year-old robbery suspect last Thursday.
Brandon Burr, 38, was arrested on Monday and booked into the Tooele County Jail on charges of desecration of a human body and obstruction of justice.
Police said Burr was apprehended by detectives and the US Marshal’s on Monday.
Detectives said the incident unfolded when Devin Perryman and another male, Austin Strehle, entered a residence at 363 North Garden Street in Tooele with the intent to commit a robbery, documents state.
Witnesses said Perryman and Strehle were wearing masks and carrying firearms when they entered the home. They contacted several people and demanded guns, money, and drugs while
pointing firearms at the victims, according to documents.
Burr told detectives during his interview that while he was being told to empty his pockets, he grabbed a revolver that was on the table in front of him and shot at the suspects.
Burr said he was then shot by one of the robbery suspects, sustaining a gunshot wound to the right knee. A gunfight started inside the home which resulted in Perryman’s death. The other suspect, Strehle, then fled the scene.
Police said they were first informed of the incident after they were called to the area of 152 East 870 North on a report of a psychiatric patient. Upon arrival, officers were told by the patient, identified as Strehle, that he wanted to kill himself due to his involvement in a possible homicide.
Police responded to the area Strehle told them they could find a dead body but no deceased person was located at that time. As the investigation continued and detectives pieced together the incident they learned Burr had returned to the home and collected all the shell casings and he and another individual took Perryman’s body to a remote location in Delle, UT., where it was later recovered by police.
As of right now, police said all those they believe were inovlved have been arrested.
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