Two people shot, killed in southern Utah home; suspect taken into custody

Jun 19, 2024, 5:51 AM | Updated: Jul 1, 2024, 6:23 am

WASHINGTON, Washington County — Police say two people were shot and killed in a Washington home and officers have taken a suspect into custody after an hourslong search.

Lt. Kory Klotz with the Washington Police Department said officers responded to a home near 1000 E. Chinook Drive Tuesday evening after receiving reports of a shooting. Officers entered the front door and found a woman and man dead from apparent gunshot wounds.

Police identified the suspect as Mia Bailey, 28, and later confirmed Bailey’s name and gender were legally changed in 2023. The victims were later identified as Bailey’s parents — Gail Bailey and Joseph Bailey.

Mia Bailey was described as being 5-foot-10 with brown hair, weighing 130 pounds and wearing blue skinny jeans with a light blue or white T-shirt. However, Klotz said Bailey wears wigs and is known to change hairstyles frequently.

Bailey was seen leaving the area in a yellow/mustard 2014 Kia Soul with Utah plate number U06 9GF.

St. George police said Bailey was last seen in the area of Quarry Ridge and River Road and a shelter-in-place order was issued for the Bloomington Hills and Fort Pierce areas. That order was lifted around 7 a.m. Wednesday.

Bailey was taken into custody after the hourslong search before 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Klotz said Bailey put down a firearm before surrendering to officers, and that firearm was recovered by police.

St. George police said notifications were sent out to residents in the area who were subscribed to them, and police subsequently received tips that aided their search. Because of the help and subsequent success authorities had Tuesday, they’re encouraging more community members to sign up.

To sign up for police alerts in St. George, visit the department’s website.


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Two people shot, killed in southern Utah home; suspect taken into custody