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August 5, 2021

Police: People shot outside Salt Lake area hotel shot each other

MIDVALE — Unified police now say two people shot outside a Midvale hotel on Friday, resulting in one woman’s death, shot each other using the same gun.

Teresa Marie Alires, 39, of Salt Lake City, was fatally wounded outside a hotel near 6962 S. Bingham Junction Blvd. on Friday. Another man, 36, who was shot ran into a nearby Winco store where he received help, police said.

Police identified that man on Tuesday as 36-year-old Tyler Wade Shirreffs. He was initially taken to the hospital but has since been released and taken to the Utah State Prison on a parole violation.

Unified police now believe that Alires shot Shirreffs, though it was still unclear Tuesday what their confrontation was about. The two then fought over the gun, which Shirreffs took control of and fatally shot Alires, said Unified Police Sgt. Melody Cutler.

Shirreffs was a parole fugitive at the time of the shooting.

Police were still looking Monday for two people as possible witnesses, a man and woman who were seen by witnesses leaving the area, as well as a white Cadillac, believed to be a 2005 model.

Anyone who has information about what happened, or to report sightings of the vehicle or persons of interest, is encouraged to call 801-743-7000.


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