Man arrested after construction worker found dead in WVC
May 29, 2020, 4:31 PM | Updated: Jun 10, 2020, 5:24 am
SALT LAKE CITY — West Valley City Police have arrested a man for shooting and killing a construction worker on Thursday.
Jesus Valdez, 30, was booked into jail on a parole violation.
In a tweet, West Valley City police said Valdez was arrested at a home near Indiana Avenue and Redwood Road.
Police spokeswoman Roxane Vainuku says the victim and those living nearby the construction site had a tumultuous relationship. She says there had been complaints about noise from the construction work.
According to KSL.com, a homeowner called police Thursday afternoon reporting a construction worker was injured. Vainuku says that for a time, it was unclear what had happened to the victim.
Investigators developed information about the suspect’s location and today, just before noon, arrested the suspect at a home near 1700 W Indiana Ave. the suspect’s name will be released upon booking. The victim’s name will be released upon proper notification.
— WVC Police (@WVCPD) May 29, 2020
Police say they thought he might have injured himself with construction equipment. But after an investigation, they learned the victim had been shot.
An investigation continues.