Demetrius Omar Lateef Allen, also known by his riding name Ouncie Mitchell, was found with a gunshot wound by responding officers outside of an apartment complex. Officers immediately provided emergency medical care until the 27-year-old was transported to a local hospital where he died from his wounds.
The suspect, 21-year-old LaShawn Denise Bagley, was taken into custody.
Police said Allen and Bagley knew each other and had been in a on-again off-again relationship. Allen came to Salt Lake City to attend the Utah State Fair as a professional bull rider and was staying with Bagley, according to police.
Professional Bull Riders CEO Sean Gleason confrimed Allen’s death on Monday: “Ouncie got his name because he was born small. He grew up to compete with a huge heart. The PBR organization sincerely extends our own heartfelt condolences to Ouncie’s cousin Ezekiel Mitchell and the entire Mitchell family.”
Police say Allen and Bagley got into an argument at a bar in downtown Salt Lake City after attending the fair. When Allen went to Bagley’s apartment to collect his things, shots were fired.
Bagley has been booked into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on charges of Murder and Felony Discharge of a Firearm.
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