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Homicide Victim Identified

Call (801) 799-3000 to provide information in this case

April 13, 2013 — The Salt Lake City Police Department has identified the victim in a homicide that occurred early this morning as Sione Fakatoufifita, 19, of West Valley City.

At approximately 1:15 a.m. this morning, SLC911 received a call of shots fired at 1680 S. Redwood Road. Arriving officers found Fakatoufifita on the north side of the Maverik convenience store at this location. SLC Fire personnel pronounced the victim dead on the scene.

Witnesses reported seeing the suspect running northeast across Redwood Road where he was almost hit by a car. Detectives would like to speak to the driver of that vehicle, who at this time remains unidentified.

The suspect is described as a male Polynesian, wearing a black hoodie over a white t-shirt and dark jeans. 

SLCPD asks anyone with information about this case to call (801) 799-3000. Anonymous tips may be sent by texting TIPSLCPD plus information to CRIMES (274637). Reference: case # 13-55427.

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397).

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