New: Police ID man fatally shot in Taylorsville apartment

Toussaint Tyler. Photo: GoFundMe

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah, Dec. 11, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Unified Police officials have identified a man fatally shot in a Taylorsville apartment Sunday morning.

The deceased is Toussaint Tyler, who is approximately 30, the Unified Police Department tweeted Monday morning. The department added there are no other updates in the case at this time.

The incident occurred in a ground floor unit at the Fairstone at Riverview Apartments, 742 W. Sunny River Road (4330 South), Building 11, at approximately 10:10 a.m., UPD Detective Jared Richardson told Gephardt Daily Sunday.

Tyler was transported by ground ambulance to an area hospital in critical condition where he later died.

Richardson said police are searching for three suspects.

One is described as a short Hispanic man, between 20 and 30 years old, with light brown eyes, wearing a black coat or jacket and black construction-style pants, such as Carhartt.

The second is a tall black man around 40 years old, wearing a similar outfit to the other male suspect. The second man was also wearing a black beanie.

A friend has set up a GoFundMe page to benefit the family of Tyler. To visit, click here.

Police have released this surveillance photo of the female suspect. Photo Courtesy: UPD

The third suspect is a female wearing a black and red hoodie and light colored pants. Officials have released a surveillance photo of her (see above). Investigators are hoping by releasing a photo of the female suspect someone will identify her, which will assist in identifying the two male suspects.

The UPD tweeted Sunday evening the suspect vehicle is thought to be a 1980s black Ford Mustang convertible. The vehicle has red stripes going down the sides, paint flaking off with primer showing through and  low-profile tires which extend past the fender with gold rims.

Through investigation, officers learned the female suspect knocked on the door while the two male suspects waited around the corner, according to a follow-up news release from the UPD. Once the door was opened the two male suspects forced their way inside. The female did not enter the apartment.

Investigators are still piecing together the events which occurred inside the apartment. At some point, one of the suspects shot the victim, then both fled with the female and ran east.

No weapon was found inside the apartment. Tyler lived in the apartment, but Richardson said it’s not clear if he is the owner or main renter, or a roommate. When the victim was shot, there were three other adults in the apartment.

Richardson added police will be checking surveillance cameras from inside and outside the apartment, and will also attempt to talk to any witnesses that may have seen or heard anything.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Unified Police Department at 801-743-7000.

1 COMMENT

  1. Everyday we are losing our humanity. Our compassion and respect for human life. Just 30 yrs old. 30 yrs old and murdered. Shot dead in what should have been a safe place, his home. Dear God what has become of us?

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