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Man arrested in connection with triple murder

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Posted at 8:37 PM, Mar 10, 2013
and last updated 2013-03-10 22:37:48-04

MILLCREEK, Utah -- Police officers responding to a narcotics call encountered and arrested a person of interest wanted in connection with a triple murder that occurred in Midvale in February.

Lt. Justin Hoyal, Unified Police, said Davis Fotu was arrested after 8 p.m. Sunday. The incident leading to his arrest occurred near 4000 South and 2700 East.

"When our officers went into the house they recognized the individual as being Fotu, he told them who he was," Hoyal said. "When our officers went to take him into custody he resisted arrest. He ultimately had to be tased."

Hoyal said Fotu has been taken to their offices for questioning. He said Fotu has been someone they've wanted to talk to throughout the investigation to find out what his involvement was in the homicides.

Hoyal said they are still trying to determine why the victims were killed.

"Those are some of the things that we're still working on," he said. "This is still a very active investigation, and hopefully through the investigation tonight and the interview with him we'll be able to answer some more of those questions."

Police arrested David Fresques, 25, last month, and he was charged with three counts of aggravated murder and one count of attempted aggravated murder. Hoyal said they are still trying to determine Fotu's relationship to Fresques. Police have confirmed that Fresques was driving Fotu's truck at the time Fresques was arrested.

Fotu was named as a person of interest in the shooting, which occurred on February 12, and police have been searching for him ever since. Three people were killed in the shooting.