Two men died after a shooting early Sunday at a Draper Airbnb, and police are searching for a suspect.
Officers arrived at the vacation rental near 11400 S. Cranberry Hill Court (near 300 East) shortly before 1 a.m., where they found the two victims. One died at the scene; the other was taken to a hospital in critical condition.
Police confirmed Monday that the second man shot had died. The two killed were identified as Austin Terry Powell, 27, and Jonathan July Fuentes, 21.
Officers determined that two groups of people began arguing and throwing beer bottles at each other as a party at the Airbnb was breaking up. A man then pulled out a gun and fired several shots, and the two men were hit, police said.
Police described the unnamed suspect as a stocky man with face tattoos — including an “801″ over one of his eyebrows. Officers from several agencies searched for him early Sunday, but as of Monday, the suspect was not in custody.
According to a statement from Airbnb, the company bans parties at its vacation rentals, and the property’s owner “was not aware of the party and did not consent to it.”
The company removed the guest who booked the Airbnb from its platform as the company worked to conduct a thorough investigation. According to the statement, Airbnb reached out to Draper police “to offer our assistance as they work to find the person responsible for this criminal act.”
Anyone with information about the shooting may call Draper police at 801-840-4000.