Brother charged in deadly Millcreek shooting


UPDATED: The 19-year-old man arrested for fatally shooting his brother in Millcreek has been officially charged.

Emilio Madrigal-Rios was charged Friday in 3rd District Court with one count first degree felony manslaughter and carrying a concealed weapon and second-degree felony obstruction of justice.

Charging documents state police responded to a report of a suspicious death on June 19 at a home in Millcreek. When officers arrived they located a 17-year-old male with a gunshot wound to his cheek.

Officers were able to located a handgun that had been discarded in the bushes with the help of witnesses. The teens brother, Madrigal-Rios was on scene and was covered in blood.

Madrigal-Rios told officers him and his brother had been in an argument over the gun when it discharged.

Madrigal-Rios is a known gang member and restricted from possessing a firearm.

Madrigal-Rios bonded out of jail when he was originally arrested. A new $500,000 warrant for his arrest was issued on Friday.


Millcreek, Utah (ABC4 News) – A death investigation underway in the Millcreek area of Salt Lake County where a 19-year-old sits behind bars this weekend.

According to Unified Police, officers were sent to the trailhead at 4700 E. Millcreek Canyon at around 2:30 pm Friday to investigate reports of a male gun-shot victim.

A passerby provided medical aid to the victim until first responders arrived on scene, but the 17-old-victim did not survive.

Detectives arrested 19-year-old Emilio Madrigal-Rios and booked him on charges of manslaughter and obstruction of justice.

Madrigal-Rios is related to the 17-year-old victim.

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