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1 Dead After Early-morning Shooting In Millcreek; 2 Arrested

MILLCREEK, Utah – A man died during a shooting near the Sunnyvale Apartments, police said.

The shooting happened just before 2 a.m. Wednesday in the area of 3900 South and 700 West in an area of Millcreek that borders Murray.

Unified Police Department Sgt. Melody Gray said when authorities responded to the call, they found Taylor Kauvaka, 31, of Salt Lake City, on the ground outside the apartment building. He had sustained a gunshot wound, and first responders began administering CPR. However, he was pronounced dead on scene shortly afterward.

Officials called in multiple resources, including K9 units from across the valley, to search for potential suspects.

Police said they recovered a weapon they believe was used in the shooting. There were several witnesses, and multiple people have been taken into custody.

UPD officers arrested Alekzander Ethan May, 18, of Midvale; and Edgar Esquivel, 19, of West Jordan in connection to the shooting. Both men have been booked into Salt Lake County Jail.

This article will be updated as new information is made available.

 

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