59-year-old man dead after shooting in Murray apartment complex

A 59-year-old man is dead after a shooting at an apartment complex in Murray Thursday afternoon, officials said. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza

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MURRAY, Utah, March 29, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A 59-year-old man is dead after a shooting at an apartment complex in Murray on Thursday afternoon, officials said.

Murray Police spokesman Kenny Bass told Gephardt Daily police received a call of shots fired at a 55-and-older apartment building in the area of 4255 Jummer Way (100 West) at approximately 3:15 p.m.

“As officers arrived they were able to locate a specific apartment, where they located an individual who was the victim of a gunshot. He was pronounced dead at the scene,” Bass said. “The suspect fled and currently is someone we are looking for. Right now it’s so early in the investigation that there’s a lot going on.”

He said at this time it does not appear that this individual is a threat to the public. There is currently no description of the suspect.

Bass added it’s too early to tell whether there was any relationship between the victim and the suspect.

“There are just so many things it could be, we just don’t know,” he said.

Another man who lives in the apartment building heard the shots and got a glimpse of the suspect.

He told Gephardt Daily he was talking on his phone at the time of the incident when he heard four gunshots.

“They were so apparent and real that I ducked under my bar because I didn’t know if he was going to shoot through the door, or what, so I hid, then I got up, and went over to my peephole, and I saw him fighting with the door [to the parking garage] to open it, and he had a black beanie on, that came down over his ears, he was wearing green pants and I’m not sure what color shirt he was wearing,” the resident said.

“I heard him fighting with the door, and he finally got out and ran because he ran to the door, and those doors have slow motion sensors on them so they don’t slam. But he ran down the hallway to the door, then he bolted out the door to the parking garage.”

The man said he called 911, and officials had already had several calls about the incident.

“It was very scary because it was like, four shots, one after another, I mean that’s a lot of gunfire. I was scared to death, this is supposed to be a secure building, but they keep the doors open during the day, so that’s how he got in, but at night, those doors are locked. It all happened so fast; it was a nightmare happening.”

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.



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