Suspect in Midvale triple homicide arrested

Posted at 4:52 AM, Feb 14, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-14 20:17:25-05

MIDVALE, Utah - The suspect in a Midvale shooting that killed three people and wounded one person has been arrested.

David Fresques, 25, was arrested Wednesday night after a traffic accident near 300 East and Fenton Avenue.

"I think what we are most pleased about it getting him off the street," said Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder. "Mr. Fresques, from my perception, is an extremely dangerous individual, so I think the public can rest quite a bit easier. We do now have him in our custody."

The search for Fresques began Tuesday morning after Unified Police responded to reports of a shooting near 8286 South Adams Street.

Officers found Omar Jarman, Shontay Young and Danielle Lucero dead from gunshot wounds. Another woman was critically injured from a gunshot wound and was sent to the hospital. She remains in serious condition.

Lucero's younger brother Andrew says an addiction to pain medication that turned to heroin use may have been the reason Lucero was in the home where the murders occurred.

"I don't know any of them, I don't know why she'd even be in Midvale," Andrew Lucero said.

Lucero left behind three young daughters.

Although they recovered some weapons, they do not believe they possess the weapon used in the murders, according to Sheriff Winder.

Police identified David Fresques as one of the two suspects in the case. Police continue to search for the second suspect, an adult male.

On Wednesday at approximately 9 p.m., the South Salt Lake Police Dept. responded to a traffic accident to find that Fresques had collided with a parked vehicle while driving a stolen pick-up truck, according to police.

Fresques gave a fake identity, but officers recognized him as the suspect in Tuesday's incident, arrested him and contacted Unified Police. He did not resist arrest, but police said Fresques has not been cooperative.

Fresques is currently on parole with the Utah Department of Corrections for robbery and is restricted from possessing a firearm, according to a probable cause statement. Police say he has gang ties and goes by the name "Twisted."

Fresques was interviewed by detectives before being booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on one count of aggravated murder, two counts of murder, one count of attempted murder, one count of aggravated burglary and one count of possession of a firearm by a restricted person.

The second suspect has not yet been found. Anyone with information is asked to contact Unified Police at 801-743-5851.

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