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Police investigate shooting in Millcreek Canyon

Emilio Madrigal Rios, 19 (Salt Lake County Jail)

MILLCREEK CANYON — What was originally reported as a self-inflicted gunshot death in Millcreek Canyon Friday turned out to be a homicide, police say.

Unified Police Detective Kevin Mallory says the 17-year-old victim was shot as he fought with a relative over control of a handgun.

Nineteen-year-old Emilio Madrigal Rios has been booked into jail on charges of manslaughter and obstruction of justice.

People at the Rattlesnake Trailhead tried to help the victime after he was shot, but he died at the scene.

His name hasn’t been released. Officers are still investigating what brought the two into the canyon.