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Woman dies in SLC shooting, suspect arrested

Sep 26, 2022, 6:16 AM | Updated: 9:02 am

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The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating a crash that closed all but one lane of 400 South. (Salt Lake Police Department)

(Salt Lake Police Department)

SALT LAKE CITY — A woman is dead after a shooting Sunday night. According to a statement by the Salt Lake City Police Department, the incident is being investigated as a potential domestic violence-related homicide.

Authorities received a call at 8:25 p.m. with reports of a shooting at the Downtown West Apartment complex located at 718 N. 900 W.

Responding officers found a female victim with a gunshot wound, identified as 24-year-old Lyberdee Cisneros. They applied a chest seal and started performing CPR. According to reports, Gold Cross Ambulance and the Salt Lake City Fire Department assisted SLCPD with life-saving efforts.

Gold Cross transported the Cisneros to the hospital in critical condition.  She later died from her injuries. 

SLCPD detained two men inside the apartment complex as part of the investigation. The men include 20-year-old Jayden Wade Fernelius who detectives believe is responsible for the killing of his girlfriend, Cisneros. Fernelius was found on the scene with a 9 mm handgun. 

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 801-799-3000 and reference case number 22-189275.

The SLCPD reports that this makes 12 homicides in Salt Lake City in 2022.

The Salt Lake City Police Department reminds our community of the resources available to support survivors of domestic violence in Utah including, Utah Department of Human Services: Domestic Violence Services and Utah Domestic Violence Coalition.

The SLCPD encourages anyone who has experienced Domestic Violence to call 801- 799-3000 and ask to speak with a Victim Advocate or call their 24-hour hotline directly at 801-580-7969. All services are free, and callers can get information anonymously.

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Woman dies in SLC shooting, suspect arrested