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Officials looking for suspect connected to victim in fatal shooting

Police officials in Taylorsville are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect involved in a shooting Sunday.Manuel Omar Burciaga-Perea, 36, was last seen in a black hooded sweater, blue jeans and brown shoes with white soles. Police say his vehicle is a 2000 Chevy full-size pickup truck with a Utah license plate that reads “U405MN.”


Upon arriving at the scene of the shooting, police say they found a 38-year-old deceased woman who they believe was in a relationship with the suspect. She was shot multiple times.


Police say Burciaga-Perea is likely armed and dangerous. If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, contact Taylorsville Police Department Dispatch at 801-840-4000.

Tyler Hewitt is the web/social media assistant at UPR. He writes stories every day, updates the website and manages the station's Twitter and Facebook pages. Tyler is a senior at Utah State University and is studying public relations, marketing, and psychology. He loves to write, listen to music, play video games, play tennis and hang out with his fiancé and cat, Juno. He is a great plant dad and recently started collecting vinyl records!