- Associated Press - Monday, July 27, 2015

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) - Police have identified the man shot to death in a West Valley City home invasion as 63-year-old Steven Louis Valdez.

Investigators say Valdez was killed in a struggle with up to three intruders who allegedly broke into the home Saturday.

Authorities say officers were called to a home around 1:15 a.m. Saturday after reports of shots being fired.

Officers say they found a backyard sliding glass door open and signs of a struggle inside the house. Valdez was discovered with a gunshot wound to the head.

Police spokeswoman Roseanne Vainuku says evidence suggests that there were three people who had forced their way inside and confronted the victim and the homeowner.

The three suspects fled in a dark-colored SUV and were still being sought as of Sunday.


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