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Girl arrested, accused of taking pictures and killing man in Salt Lake Metropolis

Girl arrested, accused of taking pictures and killing man in Salt Lake Metropolis


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SALT LAKE CITY — A 32-year-old girl has been arrested and accused of taking pictures and killing a person in Salt Lake Metropolis on Dec. 30.

Vanessa Nicole Johnson was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail early Friday for investigation of homicide and obstructing justice.

About 9:15 p.m. on Dec. 30, Jeremy Robert Martin, 45, was shot within the chest whereas standing in a driveway at 1089 W. Wenco Circle (1590 South).

“Surveillance video confirmed an individual firing a firearm from a brief distance at (Martin), who stumbled a couple of ft away and collapsed. The one that fired the weapon is then noticed getting right into a white four-door automobile which then leaves the world at a excessive price of pace,” in line with a police reserving affidavit.

Police stated they had been capable of get hold of a license plate variety of the automobile and hint it to Johnson. Detectives additionally interviewed a girl who claimed she was within the automobile with Johnson and that Johnson shot Martin following an argument, the affidavit alleges.

“This witness additionally knowledgeable officers that Vanessa had threatened to hurt the witness’s household if (she) advised anybody in regards to the taking pictures,” in line with the arrest report.

Particulars on what Johnson and Martin had been arguing about or whether or not they knew one another previous to the confrontation weren’t launched Friday.

Police say the gun used to shoot Martin had not been recovered as of Friday. Anybody who has details about the weapon or occurs to come back throughout a discarded gun is requested to name police at 801-799-3000.

Johnson was additionally arrested in August and accused of taking pictures at one other man over a parking area.

About midnight on Aug. 11, police responded to a report of a combat with a number of photographs fired at 369 S. 940 West. Officers arrived to search out Johnson and a person each with cuts and bruises and a bullet gap within the again window of a automobile.

“Each admitted to being in a combat with one another over a parking spot, however each denied something to do with, or data of a taking pictures. I reinterviewed one of many topics and he or she then admitted that in the course of the combat, she heard photographs, retrieved her personal gun and commenced taking pictures within the course she believed the individual was taking pictures at her from,” in line with a police reserving affidavit. “A short while later a sufferer was present in a close-by residence with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. … All events on scene weren’t cooperative.”

Johnson was arrested in that case for investigation of aggravated assault and taking pictures within the course of an individual.

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Pat Reavy is a longtime police and courts reporter. He joined the KSL.com crew in 2021, after a few years of reporting on the Deseret Information and KSL NewsRadio earlier than that.

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