Authorities investigating after man found dead in Magna street

Posted at 6:33 AM, Aug 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-17 13:17:50-04

MAGNA, Utah - Authorities are investigating after a man was found dead in the street at about 3 a.m. in Magna.

26-year-old Stevan R. Chambers

Police have identified the victim as 26-year-old Stevan Ryan Chambers, a resident of Magna.

Officials said an anonymous person called 911 and alerted them to the man's body near 2880 S. 9100 W.

"We're in the process now of canvassing the neighborhood seeing if anybody heard or saw anything," Unified Police Lt. Ken Hansen said. "We're also following up and kind of going backwards on that phone call  to see if we can find and locate that person and see if they can give us any more connection to you know why they know that there's a body out in the middle of the street."

At least one neighbor told police they heard gunshots at about 2 a.m.

Lt. Lex Bell said he doesn't believe the shooting is gang-related but he said drugs may have been a factor.

Authorities don't have anyone in custody and don't have any suspects at this time.

Police are investigating this as a homicide.

Officers said they would like to speak with anyone who might have information at (801) 743-7000.