Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted in connection with a Sunday morning shooting death in Taylorsville.
The shooting took place around 1:35 a.m. Sunday at a residence in the area of 2300 West and 5200 South, according to a Facebook post from the Taylorsville Police Department. A woman who suffered multiple gunshot wounds was pronounced dead at the scene.
She has not been identified, though Taylorsville Police Chief Brady Cottam did disclose that she was 38 years old. Detectives are investigating the shooting as a homicide.
Cottam said that Taylorsville police initially received a domestic disturbance call from a friend or family member of the woman who was killed. However, because the caller reported that the incident was nonviolent and that the suspect had departed the residence, it was not initially considered a high-priority response, Cottam said.
However, the suspect apparently returned some 14 minutes later, according to Cottam, and fired between three and six shots. Cottam said that after the second call was placed, police and Unified Fire Authority paramedics arrived on the scene within two minutes.
Life-saving measures were performed on the woman but were unsuccessful.
Police are attempting to locate 34-year-old Manuel Omar Burciaga-Perea in connection with the shooting. Cottam said Burciaga-Perea had some sort of relationship with the woman. He was last seen in a 2000 Chevy full-size extended cab with the Utah license plate U405MN.
Burciaga-Perea is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police dispatch at 801-840-4000 and to reference case No. TY21-13472.