Professional bull rider murdered suspect in custody
The Salt Lake County Third District Court has filed charges against the woman who is alleged to have shot and killed professional bull rider Demetrius Allen, also known as “Ouncie Mitchell,” while he was visiting the city for the Utah State Fair.
Lashawn Denise Bagley, 22, is accused of nine third-degree felony counts of felony discharge of a firearm as well as one first-degree felony count of murder.
According to the police, Bagley shot Allen as he stood outside of her residence in Salt Lake City around 900 South and 200 West. According to reports, Allen was attempting to retrieve rodeo equipment worth roughly $10,000 that he had left in her apartment and her car. Apparently, bullets were fired as he was pounding on the balcony door, according to the authorities.
Bagley reportedly informed the 911 operator, “They’re beating on my window,” during a call just prior to the shooting. The 911 operator allegedly questioned Bagley what the loud noises were after hearing them and she allegedly replied, “I’m firing.”
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Responding police discovered Demetrius Omar Lateef Allen, also known by his riding name Ouncie Mitchell, with a gunshot wound outside of an apartment building close to 900 South and 200 West. When Gold Cross arrived to take Allen to a nearby hospital, officers started providing emergency medical care right away. Allen later passed away from his injuries.
The suspect, LaShawn Denise Bagley, 21, has reportedly been securely brought into custody by the police.
Police discovered Allen and Bagley were acquainted and had an on-again, off-again connection through an investigation conducted by the SLCPD Homicide Squad with the help of the SLCPD Crime Lab. Allen, a professional bull rider, is thought to have traveled to Salt Lake City to attend the Utah State Fair while lodging with Bagley.
After leaving the fair, the two allegedly got into a fight at a bar in downtown Salt Lake City. Rounds were fired, leaving numerous bullet holes, and when Allen returned to Bagley’s residence to retrieve his belongings, shots were fired.
Bagley has been lodged in the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on felony firearm discharge and murder charges.
According to police, this is the tenth murder case.