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Murray man arrested, accused of obstructing triple homicide investigation

Sep 28, 2022, 3:37 PM | Updated: Nov 18, 2022, 11:17 pm

A Murray man who police say tried to obstruct an investigation into a triple murder investigation i...

A Murray man who police say tried to obstruct an investigation into a triple murder investigation is now facing criminal charges. (Yukai Peng/Deseret News)

(Yukai Peng/Deseret News)

WEST JORDAN, Utah — A Murray man who police say withheld information from detectives about a triple homicide investigation is now facing criminal charges.

Quincy Jason Lewis Holt, 20, was charged Tuesday in 3rd District Court with obstructing justice, a second-degree felony.

On July 23, Fayzan Ali and Ayash Mohamed, both 18, and Mohamed Mohamed, 20, all from Millcreek, were shot and killed while attending a house party in West Jordan.

The three victims were standing outside the house near 3355 W. 6920 South when either a car, or multiple cars, drove by and shots were fired. West Jordan police said at the time it was not known if shots were exchanged between the two sides or if multiple people fired at the victims, though the department confirmed that more than one type of shell casing was recovered at the scene.

Two of the victims were found by police in the front yard and the third was found in the back. One person was pronounced dead at the scene and two others later died from their injuries at a local hospital.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested for investigation of murder, and police said at the time that additional arrests were expected.

According to charging documents filed Tuesday, police attempted to question Holt in August, but he “denied sending messages claiming to know who the shooter was, however, he later admitted sending the message when confronted with images of the text communication.”

Lewis also denied having a cellphone. But when police told him they would be writing a search warrant for the phone, he admitted he did have one and turned it over to them, the charges state.

West Jordan police stated there have not been any additional arrests in their ongoing investigation as of Wednesday, but the search for additional suspects continued.

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Murray man arrested, accused of obstructing triple homicide investigation