Suspect in Cedar City homicide arrested, charged

CEDAR CITY — Authorities in Cedar City have arrested a suspect and released more information in the apparent homicide giving rise to investigation Tuesday night and early Wednesday.

Booking photo for Angelo Carrasco, posted Oct. 22, 2014 | Photo courtesy of the Iron County Sheriff's Office
Booking photo for Angelo Carrasco, posted Oct. 22, 2014 | Photo courtesy of the Iron County Sheriff’s Office

At approximately 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday, officers from the Cedar City Police Department responded to a home at the 100 East block of 575 North in Cedar City on a suspected homicide.

According to a press release from the department, once on scene, police found 45-year-old Shawn Leroy Multine dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Eyewitnesses to the event positively identified Angelo Seth Carrasco of Cedar City as the shooter in the homicide, the department’s statement said.

Carrasco allegedly physically assaulted an adult woman as he was coming through the door of the residence. After shooting Multine with a rifle, Carrasco then pointed the gun at another adult male resident of the house while threatening to kill him and chasing him through the house.

Carrasco fled the residence with the rifle used in the shooting, Cedar City Police Sgt. Jimmy Roden said.

Cedar City Police, Utah Highway Patrol, Southern Utah University Police Department and Iron County Sheriff’s Office all assisted in attempting to locate Carrasco.

“The Iron Metro Swat Team was paged but was canceled,” Roden said.

Crime scene tape surrounding the blue Toyota under investigation in connection with a homicide investigation in Cedar City, KB Express. 734 S. Main Street in at KB Express. 734 S. Main Street in Cedar City, relating to a homicide investigation, Cedar City, Utah, Oct. 21, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News
Crime scene tape surrounding the blue Toyota under investigation in connection with a homicide investigation in Cedar City, KB Express. 734 S. Main Street in at KB Express. 734 S. Main Street in Cedar City, relating to a homicide investigation, Cedar City, Utah, Oct. 21, 2014 | Photo by Devan Chavez, St. George News

Approximately 30 minutes after Carrasco fled, an adult woman claiming to be with Carrasco contacted authorities by phone. According to the department’s release, the woman informed the officers both she and Carrasco were at the KB Express gas station on 734 S Main in Cedar City. Cedar City Police responded to the gas station and took Carrasco into custody without any further incident.

The Cedar City Crime Scene Unit investigated a blue Toyota that Carrasco was found inside of at the time of his arrest, Roden said. It is not known at this time if the vehicle belongs to him.

During his questioning, Carrasco admitted to authorities that he had fatally shot Multine, the release said. The relationship between Carrasco and Multine is still under investigation.

The woman found with Carrasco at the time of his arrest was interviewed by authorities and released. At this time, authorities are not commenting on her relationship with Carrasco, Roden said.

Angelo Seth Carrasco was booked into the Iron County Correctional Facility and charged with three first-degree felonies for murder, aggravated assault and aggravated burglary.

Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.

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8 Comments

  • Burton October 22, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Another upstanding citizen. That now tax dollars get to pay to take “care” of. I wonder if drugs had anything to do with this? Your not supposed to profile or judge, but these thugs make it pretty hard not to.

  • Old Man October 22, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    Not a Local Home Grown. he is a Koolaid or Bender or Bobber Type.

    • Burton October 22, 2014 at 4:36 pm

      Hahaha! Now that’s funny right there.

  • bobbersucks October 22, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    Just arrest all … and the crime here will go down immensely! ( :
    Ed. ellipsis.

  • PROTECT THE SHEEP October 22, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    its probly not drug related cuz there are no drugs in cedar

    • Burton October 22, 2014 at 4:38 pm

      Yeah no kidding. I think Iron and Wahington county are in competition to see who can house the most druggies!

  • My Evil Twin October 22, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Good work by CPD! They were able to avoid any further bloodshed, thanks in very large part to Carrasco’s companion. Again, GOOD JOB!

    • Zonkerb November 21, 2014 at 12:40 pm

      Yeah like you have any idea what happened. Duhhh

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