Update: Police ID woman shot, killed in Salt Lake City apartment

Police investigators search for clues in the Saturday, July 27, 2019 shooting death of a woman in an SLC apartment complex at 1211 N. Redwood Rd. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Patrick Benedict

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 29, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Salt Lake City police have identified a woman who was shot and killed Saturday morning in what was first reported to police as a “burglary in progress.”

Salt Lake City police said Monday the deceased is Kathryn Blaire Leavitt, 27.

SLCPD public information officer Sgt. Brandon Shearer said officers were responding to a burglary call at the Apartments on the Green at 1211 N. Redwood Road about 7:40 a.m. when the call was changed to a “shots fired” call.

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When police arrived, minutes later, they found Leavitt mortally wounded in a ground floor apartment on the northwest side of the complex.

Leavitt was taken by ground ambulance to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Investigators fanned out across the multi-unit complex in a search for clues. The investigation is ongoing Monday, officials said.

Police are asking anyone with information in the case to call SLCPD at 801-799-3000.


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