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27-year-old man shot and killed in Salt Lake City

Yellow tape reads, "Police line, do not cross."
Tony Webster

27-year-old Demetrius Omar Lateef Allen was shot and killed at a Salt Lake City apartment complex early Monday morning. At about 12:06 a.m., dispatchers were told that a man had been shot. Police arrived on the scene, discovered Allen outside an apartment, and began providing emergency medical care. Allen was taken in an ambulance to a local hospital where he died.

Police have arrested LaShawn Denise Bagley, who was dating the victim, for murder and felony discharge of a firearm. Allen was visiting Salt Lake City for the state fair and was staying with Bagley. The two argued at a bar and came back to Bagley’s apartment for Allen to retrieve his belongings, where shots were fired. This is Salt Lake City’s 10th homicide this year.

Caitlin Keith is a general news reporter at UPR. She is from Lindon, Utah and is currently an undergrad student studying print journalism at USU. Caitlin loves to write and tell people’s stories. She is also a writer at the Utah Statesman. She loves to read, ski, play the cello and watch various TV shows.