CRIME

Suspect Arrested In Fatal Magna Shooting

May 29, 2021, 5:07 PM | Updated: Jul 6, 2023, 1:13 pm

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MAGNA, Utah — One person was shot and killed during a confrontation at a barbecue in Magna. Police said the suspect in that fatal shooting has been arrested.

The incident happened at a home near 8200 West and and Westbury Drive around 9:46 p.m. Friday.

Sgt. Melody Cutler with the Unified Police Department said multiple people were attending a BBQ at the residence when two men started fighting. She said it resulted in a shooting which left one man dead.

The shooter fled the scene but was later taken into custody between Scipio and Fillmore, according to Cutler. 

He was later identified as 44-year-old Juan Alvarez.

Police said Alvarez was arguing with a man over the phone. The man showed up at the house and that is when police said Alvarez shot him.

The shooting was caught on video by a Ring doorbell camera, which has been turned over to police.

Alvarez was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on charges of aggravated murder, failure to stop at the command of a police officer, DUI and carrying a dangerous weapon under the influence.

The identity of the victim has not been released.

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Suspect Arrested In Fatal Magna Shooting