Suspect in fatal Glendale shooting in custody

Posted at 1:31 PM, Oct 29, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-29 15:31:46-04

Salt Lake City police say the man accused of killing another man at a party in Glendale early Sunday morning has been taken into custody.

Phillip Lucero, 22, allegedly shot 20-year-old Valentin Sigala at a party near 1100 South Glendale Drive.

Witnesses said the party had been going on for hours. At around 5 a.m. Sunday, neighbors say they heard a fist fight, screaming and a single gunshot outside.

“Right after the shot, it got quiet and that’s when I heard the guy being really loud and saying, ‘Well shoot me then, what you’re going to shoot me? Do it,’” said Brianna Manta, a nearby resident.

When police arrived at the house after receiving reports of shots being fired, there was nothing going on, but a short time later, there were reports of a gunshot victim being transported to Intermountain Medical Center by a friend. That victim, identified as 20-year-old Valentin Sigala, Jr., died before arriving at the hospital.