Layton man sentenced to prison for roommate’s fatal shooting

Christopher Scott Fritz. Photo: Davis County

FARMINGTON, Utah, Jan. 19, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A Layton man convicted of shooting his roommate to death has been sentenced to a minimum of 15 years in the Utah State Prison.

Christopher Scott Fritz, 21, was charged in the death of Taylor VanCamp, who was 24 when he died on Dec. 19, 2016.

The shooting followed a verbal argument, which escalated into a physical fight at the residence, at 1407 E. 275 North, Layton.

According to a probable cause statement, Fritz told investigators that after he looked in a mirror and saw that he had a black eye, he “snapped.”

Fritz said he retrieved a handgun from his room and shot VanCamp multiple times, the statement says.

Fritz also admitted to his father — who had been in the basement and ran upstairs after hearing shots — that he killed VanCamp, the statement said.

According to the statement, Fritz referred to VanCamp as his friend. Fritz told police that before being shot, VanCamp screamed, “It wasn’t me, bro.”

Police arrived to find VanCamp’s body in his bedroom. Fritz, then 19, was taken into custody.


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