Halloween party turns deadly when 20-year-old man allegedly shoots 21-year-old partygoer

Source: Salt Lake City police; MEGA

Oct. 26 2021, Published 11:06 a.m. ET

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An argument at a Halloween party ended with a 21-year-old dead and 20-year-old facing murder charges, Utah police said.

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Roy Anthony Duran turned himself in to police in Clearfield, Utah, on Oct. 25. He was then taken to the Salt Lake City police for questioning.

Around 1:20 a.m. Oct. 24, Salt Lake City police responded to a shooting and found Isaiah Valerio in critical condition, according to authorities.

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Officers started to perform first aid, but paramedics confirmed that the 21-year-old was dead, according to Salt Lake City police.

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Several witnesses said Duran shot Valerio while attending a warehouse Halloween party and then fled the area, according to police. Duran was allegedly involved in an argument with several people before the shooting.

A witness also said Duran punched Valerio in the head before opening fire.

Police named Duran as a suspect and asked for the public’s help finding him. Police are still asking anyone with information to call (801) 799-3000.


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