Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Murray, UT: Woman found dead in Murray home identified; police review their response to earlier 911 call

SALT LAKE CITY — Police in the Salt Lake City suburb of Murray said Tuesday they are investigating their response to a domestic violence call that came two hours before a woman was found shot to death in a home.

The victim has been identified as 25-year-old Shantelle Reid, Murray police detective Jeff Maglish said. She had a 3-year-old son.

Reid's body was found Monday at about 4:45 p.m. in a house where Ryan Randy Robinson, 31, lived with his parents, Maglish said. A message left at the home wasn't returned Tuesday.

Robinson was shot by police after he was confronted by officers outside the house, pulled a handgun and then ran to a nearby church parking lot, authorities said.

He was taken to a nearby hospital but did not suffer any life-threatening injuries, Maglish said.

Maglish says Reid's body was found after police were called for a second time Monday to the home where 31-year-old Ryan Randy Robinson lived with his parents.

Police were first called to the home about two hours earlier after neighbors reported that Robinson attacked Reid during an argument in the street, Maglish said. At the time, however, police were not able to find injuries to Reid or any other threat that would have allowed them to detain Robinson.

Additionally, witnesses gave conflicting information about the fight in the street, Maglish said.

The officer who shot Robinson is on administrative leave while the shooting is reviewed. The department also is looking at whether there was anything more that officers could have done during the initial visit, Maglish said.

Generally, officers responding to a report of domestic violence will interview those involved separately. They also will check for outstanding warrants, gun ownership and previous history at the residence.

Maglish said Murray police have been to the home nine previous times, although none of the calls was for domestic violence and only one was for a verbal dispute between Robinson and his father. There was no history of calls involving Reid at the home.

There also was no indication that Robinson owned a gun, Maglish said.

Robinson has been convicted of felonies in Salt Lake and Duchesne counties for drug possession and theft, although the most recent conviction was in 2002.

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