A West Valley City Police Department ID man was fatally shot in an apartment complex

Police investigators at the scene of an early morning shooting Saturday at a West Valley City apartment complex. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, June 6, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — Police have identified the man who was fatally shot early Saturday at a West Valley City apartment complex.

“The victim of a shooting death on 6/4 is identified as 23-year-old Elijah Brown,” a West Valley City police statement said.

“Another adult male fatally shot in the same incident remains in a critical but stable condition at last report. Investigators are working to identify a suspect. No arrests have been made at this time.”

WVCPD Lt. Robert Brinton told the Gephardt Daily on Saturday that police had been dispatched to the E Gate apartments near 2900 Ruddy Road around 3:10 a.m.

When officers arrived, they found a large group of people fleeing from one of the upper floors of the multi-story complex.

Police investigators at the scene of an early morning shooting Saturday at a West Valley City apartment complex. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

“We were directed to a fourth-floor apartment and officers went inside,” Brinton said. “There were two men, both with multiple gunshot wounds to the mid-torso. One of them was worse off than the other, and officers took rescue action.

“It was kind of a chaotic scene because a party had been going on, so there were multiple people inside the apartment, as well as outside the apartment,” Brinton told the Gephardt Daily.

Police investigators at the scene of an early morning shooting Saturday at a West Valley City apartment complex. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

“Doctors finally arrived and were able to transport the two men, who are in their 20s, to Intermountain Medical Center. While in hospital, one of the men succumbed to his injuries and is now deceased,” Brinton said.

Officers from Sandy and Taylorsville assisted the WVCPD in the early hours of the investigation.

Gephardt Daily will update the story as more information becomes available.

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