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Salt Lake lady charged with hiding proof in West Jordan capturing case

Salt Lake lady charged with hiding proof in West Jordan capturing case


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WEST JORDAN — A Salt Lake lady was charged Thursday with serving to her good friend get away after that good friend allegedly shot a person in West Jordan.

Alexandra “Alex” Chantell Trujillo, 32, is charged in third District Courtroom with obstruction of justice, a second-degree felony.

Simply after 5 a.m. on Oct. 22, West Jordan police responded to a capturing on the Heartland Mountain View Flats, 7050 S. 1300 West. A person reported {that a} lady recognized by her moniker “Soldier” had shot his good friend, based on a police reserving affidavit. Primarily based on her moniker and outline of her face tattoos, police mentioned they recognized the shooter as 22-year-old Aaliyah Melanie Villagrana.

Nonetheless, after police have been known as, each she and the sufferer fled from the house, the affidavit states. The person who was shot was discovered critically injured in a close-by neighborhood.

“The bullet entered into the correct facet of his chest, puncturing two lungs, and his liver,” based on court docket paperwork.

When police have been capable of interview the person, he mentioned he and two girls, together with Villagrana, have been at his house when he started arguing with Villagrana as a result of she believed he had been saying unhealthy issues about her. That is when she shot the person, the fees state.

Villagrana was charged with discharge of a gun, a first-degree felony, and obstructing justice, a second-degree felony.

After the capturing, Villagrana obtained within the passenger facet of her automobile that was pushed by Trujillo — the opposite lady current that night time — who then drove her from the house advanced and took the gun after dropping off her good friend, based on charging paperwork.

“Detectives obtained telephone warrants and located Trujillo had despatched textual content messages to (the sufferer’s) mom informing her of him being shot and brought to the hospital. Trujillo despatched textual content messages stating she was in possession of Aaliyah’s automobile and (was) going to dump it. Trujillo deleted her Fb account shortly after the capturing,” the fees say.

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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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