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Logan man dead after being shot by coworker in Cache County

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Posted at 9:10 PM, Aug 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-13 14:56:29-04

CACHE COUNTY, Utah — A Logan man was shot and killed Thursday afternoon after an argument with a coworker over work issues.

Officials say 29-year-old Logan resident Arellano Nieto Yovani was shot and killed by 60-year-old Lorenzo Tena-Vasquez at a construction site in Millville.

A GoFundMe site has been set up, which reads in part, "No one is prepared for such an immense tragedy, neither mentally nor financially. He left 3 beautiful little ones and his wife. His children were his pride . . . we will have a small service in Logan and then Yovani's body will be taken to his homeland, Michoacán Mexico, where we will give him our last hug and kiss, together with our parents who are devastated."

Money collected will help defray the travel costs for his family to return to Mexico for his burial.

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An investigation found that there seemed to be an argument between Yovani and Tena-Vasquez over work issues Thursday morning. Tena-Vasquez left the job site at around 9 a.m. and returned at 1 p.m. with a gun.

Tena-Vasquez confronted Yovani and shot him several times, killing him, officials report.

Witnesses at the scene called police and medical personnel responded. Tena-Vasquez also called 911 and remained at the scene, later surrendering to deputies.

Authorities say Tena-Vasquez was booked into the Cache County Jail on one count of First Degree Felony Murder.

He was being held without bond in the Cache County Jail.