NewsLocal News


Victim in Midvale motel shooting dies, suspect arrested

Posted at 4:55 PM, Jun 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-28 15:10:07-04

MIDVALE, Utah — Unified police say the man shot at a Midvale motel parking lot Sunday has died and that a suspect has been arrested.

Officials announced 30-year-old Tyler Allen Williams died Monday following the incident outside a Motel 6.

Sgt. Melanie Cutler with UPD said officers arrived at 7263 South Catalpa to find Williams with multiple gunshot wounds and "in extremely critical condition." Witnesses said another male was seen running from the parking lot.

Before Williams' death, Lorenzo DeAngelo Parker, 26, was taken into custody and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for aggravated assault, escape from official custody and felony discharge of a firearm.

According to a witness, Williams and Parker were drinking in a motel room and arguing. Police say Williams went outside and grabbed metal stakes from the ground and went after Parker, leading to Parker firing back at Williams with a gun.

READ: West Valley police investigating gunshot victim found lying on a road

Parker was taken into custody and began making "spontaneous statements" in the back of a patrol vehicle. While being interviewed by police, Parker "made multiple comments about having shot someone, and stating he did not want to live if he killed someone," according to the probable cause statement.