A man who gave two acquaintances a ride died early Wednesday after he was allegedly stabbed “repeatedly” by the men, according to West Valley City Police
The victim — identified by police as Troy Carter, 27 — was taken to a hospital, where he died at about 1:30 a.m. According to a probable cause statement, Carter gave the two suspects a ride and got into an argument with them. Carter pulled over near 3500 West 4000 South and told the two men to get out of the car. A fight broke out, Carter was “knocked to the ground” and the suspects “began stabbing him repeatedly with a large knife.”
The investigation led to a house in Kearns, where officers found two men they believe to be involved in the stabbing, as well as other evidence, police wrote. The two men — who had gone to a hospital to be treated for injuries they suffered during the fight — were arrested and booked into the Salt Lake County jail for investigation of murder. They are being held without bail.
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