Man Allegedly Shot, Left To Die On West Valley Street
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Police were investigating the circumstances behind a death after witnesses said they heard shots fired and then spotted a man down in the road.
Officers and other first-responders arrived to the scene at 6400 S. Wakefield Way just after 6 p.m. Wednesday and performed CPR on the man, but could not revive him, West Valley City Police Deputy Chief Kent Stokes said.
The suspect was later identified as 20-year-old Manuel Andres Martinez.
Stokes said the 20-year-old appeared to have wounds, and detectives were taking a closer look at those injuries.
According to investigators, witnesses said they saw Martinez down in the street, and a car appeared to be speeding away.
Stokes said detectives were looking into whether he was dumped in the road as they put together a timeline of events.
Anyone with information is asked to call dispatch at 801-840-4000.
Police don’t believe there is a risk to the public at large but it does not sound like anyone is in custody yet. https://t.co/bc5f3bo4Hm
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“We go with witnesses, cameras, possible suspect vehicles and then start looking into associates and looking into what led up to this in his personal life, and then we go from there,” Stokes explained.
There were no suspects in custody.
Stokes said police did not believe the public at large was in danger, though detectives were still attempting to identify and find those involved in what happened.
Anybody with information was asked to call 801-840-4000.
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