MURRAY — A man shot by police after investigators say he killed his girlfriend has been released from the hospital and booked into jail.
Ryan Randy Robinson, 31, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of murder, aggravated assault, a weapons violation and failure to stop at the command of a law enforcer.
Detectives believe Robinson shot and killed Shantelle Reid, 25, at the home of Robinson's parents, 6340 S. 725 East, on April 8, two hours after Murray police officers had investigated a domestic violence incident between the two.
Neighbors called police after reportedly seeing the two fighting outside the house. Some residents claimed the incident was physical. But when police questioned each person separately, both Robinson and Reid denied punches were thrown, saying it was nothing more than a verbal argument that was over. Police did not see any signs that a physical altercation had taken place.
Two hours later, police were sent back to the house on a "check the welfare" call made by an anonymous person. The person who made the call "requested that officers check on an adult female who may have been shot," according to a Salt Lake County Jail report.
Robinson was spotted by a responding officer walking down the street, away from the house, with a gun in his waistband and a beer in his hand. As the officer was giving commands to Robinson, he "drew a handgun from behind his back and placed it under his chin," the report states.
He refused to put the gun down and then ran off when the officer ordered him to stop. The officer chased after him through a church parking lot to 6270 S. Mount Vernon Drive. The chase ended when Robinson "stopped and abruptly turned around."
"As he turned, Mr. Robinson brought the handgun up and pointed it at the officer," according to the report.
The officer then shot Robinson, who dropped the handgun as he fell to the ground. While he was being attended to, Robinson told the officer he "had shot his girlfriend" and that "she was still in the residence and needed an ambulance," the report states.
Other responding officers entered the residence and found Reid "lying at the bottom of the stairs. She had a fatal gunshot wound to her head," police wrote. A report from the Utah medical examiner concluded the barrel of the gun was pressed against her skin when she was shot.
The officer remained on standard paid administrative leave Wednesday pending a shooting review investigation.