Police identify suspect in shooting death of Taylorsville man

Shaun Eugene Fleming. Photo: Unified Police
Shaun Eugene Fleming. Photo: Unified Police

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah, Dec. 30, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — Unified Police are seeking the public’s help locating a suspect wanted in the Dec. 10 homicide of Toussaint Tyler.

UPD has identified the suspect as 36-year-old Shawn Eugene Fleming. He has distinctive tattoos on his neck.

Police say Fleming is considered armed and dangerous. He has an arrest warrant for aggravated homicide, robbery and burglary.

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

Toussaint Tyler, who was about 30 years old, was shot in a ground floor unit at the Fairstone at Riverview Apartments, 742 W. Sunny River Road (4330 South), Building 11.

Toussaint Tyler

Detectives reviewed surveillance video showing the suspects outside of the apartment.

In the course of the investigation, UPD stated in a news release, it was learned that a female suspect knocked on the door while two male suspects waited around the corner. Once the door was opened, the two male suspects forced their way inside. The female did not enter the apartment.

At some point, one of the suspects shot the victim, then both fled with the female and ran east, police said.

The female suspect, Tonita Vainay Rico, also known as Tonita Espinoza, was later taken into custody.




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