On the Site:


Police: Man shot, killed in Kearns; girlfriend taken into custody

Jul 21, 2023, 5:57 AM | Updated: Jul 26, 2023, 9:06 pm

KEARNS, Utah — Police have arrested a suspect in an overnight shooting in Kearns that left a 21-year-old man dead.

Sgt. Melody Cutler with the Unified Police Department said officers received the shots fired call around 1:15 a.m. Friday and found a man with a gunshot wound. Lifesaving measures were attempted, but the man, identified as Dominique Vigil, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the Vigil and his girlfriend, 21-year-old Sandra Perez, lived at the residence near 5500 S. 4220 West and had been arguing throughout the night. A witness told police they reported hearing several gunshots.

“(Perez) then came out of the back bedroom where they were, pointed the gun at the victim’s mother and then fled the house,” Cutler said. Several departments responded with K-9 officers to search the neighborhood before a nearby business told police Perez had entered a vehicle and left the area. She was located a short time later in West Valley City, was taken into custody without incident and later booked into the Salt Lake County Jail.

“This is one of those things that unfortunately seems to be one of our top reasons for homicide and a really tragic situation,” Cutler said. “This is one of those things that if you’re involved in one of these situations, there is help out there. We know men are also victims of domestic violence, so yes, this is something that gender is not always a factor. Any gender can be a victim of domestic violence, and there are resources out there.”

Police will be on scene for several hours Friday while they conduct their investigation.

If you or someone you know is going through abuse, help is available.

  • The Utah Domestic Violence Coalition operates a confidential statewide, 24-hour domestic abuse hotline at 1-800-897-LINK (5465).
  • Resources are also available online at the Utah Domestic Violence Coalition website.

KSL 5 TV Live

Gun Violence

Follow @KSL5TVLike us on Facebook...

Eliza Pace

1 killed in Bountiful shooting, 1 in custody

A man was killed Friday in a fatal shooting, and another man is in custody, police said. 

3 days ago

officer firing his gun at a van...

Larry D. Curtis

Sandy police release body camera footage of fatal shooting of teen

Police have released the body camera and dash camera footage from officers involved in a shooting that killed an unidentified 16-year-old boy on Nov. 9.

6 days ago

Mikey Mayer...

Shelby Lofton

Father of Springville homicide victim speaks out on son’s shooting death

The family of a 23-year-old man who died after he was shot is sharing their loved one's story.

6 days ago

generic emergency lights...

Luke Seaver

Two injured in Ogden shooting Friday

Ogden police responded Friday night to a shooting in which two male individuals sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries.

10 days ago

Mikey Mayer...

Luke Seaver

Man killed in Springville shooting; 3 in custody after ‘lengthy standoff’

A shooting in Springville early Friday is being investigated as a homicide, Springville police said. 

10 days ago

Melissa Castle told KSL she’d like to see Utah tighten its enforcement of firearm restrictions wh...

Annie Knox and Deanie Wimmer

A ‘lethal combination’: Domestic violence and guns in Utah

Utah isn’t strict on enforcement when it comes to domestic violence protective orders and firearms. The KSL Investigators dig into the state’s approach, along with a legal battle that could upend policies laws nationwide.

14 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Stylish room interior with beautiful Christmas tree and decorative fireplace...

Lighting Design

A Step-by-Step Guide to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays

Get ready for festive celebrations! Discover expert tips to prepare your home for the holidays, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for unforgettable moments.

Battery low message on mobile device screen. Internet and technology concept...

PC Laptops

9 Tips to Get More Power Out of Your Laptop Battery

Get more power out of your laptop battery and help it last longer by implementing some of these tips from our guide.

Users display warnings about the use of artificial intelligence (AI), access to malicious software ...

Les Olson

How to Stay Safe from Cybersecurity Threats

Read our tips for reading for how to respond to rising cybersecurity threats in 2023 and beyond to keep yourself and your company safe.

Design mockup half in white and half in color of luxury house interior with open plan living room a...

Lighting Design

Lighting Design 101: Learn the Basics

These lighting design basics will help you when designing your home, so you can meet both practical and aesthetic needs.

an antler with large horns int he wilderness...

Three Bear Lodge

Yellowstone in the Fall: A Wildlife Spectacle Worth Witnessing

While most people travel to this park in the summer, late fall in Yellowstone provides a wealth of highlights to make a memorable experience.

a diverse group of students raising their hands in a classroom...

Little Orchard Preschool

6 Benefits of Preschool for Kids

Some of the benefits of preschool for kids include developing independence, curiosity, and learning more about the world.

Police: Man shot, killed in Kearns; girlfriend taken into custody