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Woman Found Dead, Two Hospitalized After Domestic Incident In Springville

Dec 24, 2020, 12:31 AM
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SPRINGVILLE, Utah – A 43-year-old woman was found dead with an apparent gunshot wound inside a Springville home, and two people were hospitalized after a domestic incident, according to officers with the Springville Police Department.

Police said the incident happened Wednesday night at 944 South 1000 East.

Officers responded to the home and said they had to force entry after reports of shots being fired were received.

“Once officers made entry, they found a 14-year-old girl and a 23-year-old man,” officers said. “The 14-year-old girl was secured and was later transported to the hospital for injuries sustained while taking her into custody.”

The man, who was identified as Michael Lopez, had barricaded himself in a bathroom in the home’s basement, according to police. Following a short stand-off with police and officers trying to communicate with him, Lopez was taken into custody.

“Lopez was found in the bathtub and was in and out of consciousness when he was taken to custody,” police added.

The teenager was not identified, but police said she was taken to an area hospital for injuries sustained while being taken into custody.

The victim was identified as Victoria Ramirez.

“Detectives from the Springville Police department along with the Utah County Forensic team are working to process the scene. Springville detectives are in the early stages of the investigation. Next of kin have been notified,” police said.

Resources For Domestic Violence Victims

If you are a victim of abuse, there are resources out there to help. It is a difficult first step, but help is available 24 hours a day and doesn’t cost anything.

  • Utah Domestic Violence Link Line 1-800-897-LINK (5465)
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
  • Utah YWCA shelter for women- 24-Hour Crisis Line- 801-537-8600
  • 911 — don’t hesitate to call if you need immediate help

Online resources:

https://justice.utah.gov/Violence/

http://www.health.utah.gov/vipp/topics/domestic-violence/

https://www.thehotline.org/resources/statistics/

https://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=tp&tid=235

https://ncadv.org

https://www.nij.gov/topics/crime/intimate-partner-violence/Pages/welcome.aspx

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Woman Found Dead, Two Hospitalized After Domestic Incident In Springville