WVC Police identify victim in fatal shooting; suspect booked on murder charge

Posted at 8:33 AM, Nov 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-20 19:28:22-05

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah –  One man is dead and another has been arrested following a shooting in West Valley City.

Later Sunday police identified the victim as 25-year-old Byron Williams of West Valley City.

Lt. Steve Burke, West Valley City Police Department, says officers were called to a report of multiple shots fired at an apartment building at 1800 West Parkway Blvd. just after 2 a.m. Sunday.

christopher-bonds-mugshotSgt. Burke says Williams was deceased at the scene, and a 26-year-old man was arrested and taken into custody. The suspect was later identified as Christopher Bonds of West Valley City.

Police state Bonds allegedly hid a firearm used in the shooting, but the handgun was recovered near the scene. Bonds has been booked into jail and faces charges that include murder, obstruction of justice, possession of a firearm by a restricted person and felony discharge of a firearm.

Witnesses who saw the shooting are not cooperating with investigators for the most part, according to Sgt. Burke.

He says the victim and suspect were friends, and there’s no word on what precipitated the shooting.