Salt Lake law enforcement respond to 900 West and South Temple, wherever a 31-year-previous Utah woman was shot and killed Tuesday. (John Wilson, KSL-Television)
SALT LAKE Metropolis — Salt Lake Metropolis police say a girl shot to demise early Tuesday was the victim of domestic violence.
Officers were identified as to the area of 900 West and South Temple just following 3:30 a.m. on a report of five to six shots becoming fired. They arrived to uncover a 31-calendar year-aged female who experienced been shot.
The woman’s girlfriend, Patrice Ann Winward, 31, was administering CPR to the victim when very first responders arrived. The woman sufferer, whose identify was not released Tuesday pending notification of relatives customers, was pronounced lifeless at the scene.
As detectives investigated the case, they uncovered that Winward and the victim ended up driving bicycles in the space shortly prior to the fatal capturing and arguing, according to a well prepared statement introduced Tuesday afternoon by the law enforcement department.
A police reserving affidavit even more states that witnesses explained to police the two females had been engaged in a “‘heated verbal argument,’ yelling obscenities at every single other with the victim hoping to get absent from Patrice.”
“Witnesses documented the argument finished immediately after multiple gunshots rang out,” law enforcement even further mentioned. “Immediately after allegedly taking pictures the target, Winward is accused of offering another person guidance to hide the suspected murder weapon.”
The gun was afterwards observed in a storm drain. Following Winward confirmed to law enforcement that she was in a partnership with the target, she straight away remaining to go to her residence nearby boasting she had a “professional medical emergency,” in accordance to law enforcement.
“Officers adopted Winward to her residence and detained her pursuant to the investigation,” law enforcement stated.
When detectives interviewed her, Winward ultimately admitted to having into an argument “and shooting a number of shots towards the sufferer in get to avoid her from leaving. Patrice listened to the victim scream out and then on technique realized she was hurt and observed the victim go unconscious,” the affidavit states.
Winward was arrested and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of murder, obstructing justice and possession of a perilous weapon by a restricted person.
Support for people in abusive interactions can be discovered by speaking to:
Utah Domestic Violence Coalition: Utah’s confidential statewide, 24-hour domestic violence hotline at 1-800-897-Url (5465)
YWCA Females in Jeopardy system: 801-537-8600
Utah’s statewide youngster abuse and neglect hotline: 1-855-323-DCFS (3237)
Countrywide Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
Contributing: Linda Williams, KSL.com