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 Leonard Aragon

Leonard Aragon

Birth
Death 23 Feb 1996 (aged 17)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot C, 52, 5
Memorial ID 133713 · View Source
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The Deseret News
Friday, March 1, 1996

A Midvale man has been charged with shooting a teenager to death outside the boy's home last Friday.

Luis Alberto Vasquez, 30, was charged with murder, a first-degree felony, Wednesday in 3rd Circuit Court. The man also faces enhancement penalties for allegedly using a gun in the commission of a felony. Vasquez was arrested the day after Leonard Aragon, 17, was shot outside his family's Midvale home, 50 W. Depot (160 North).

Police said Aragon was getting out of his car when Vasquez approached him and an argument ensued. The men were acquaintances.

Shot in the stomach, Aragon was able to tell his mother, Rita, that Vasquez had shot him and what the man was wearing.

Aragon, a Hillcrest High School junior, was flown to University Hospital, where he died.

Officers arrested Vasquez riding his bike near his home after the shooting. Court documents state that Vasquez told police he shot Aragon with a handgun.

Vasquez remains in the Salt Lake County Jail. Bail was set at $1 million.


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  • Maintained by: Burt
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 133713
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leonard Aragon (11 May 1978–23 Feb 1996), Find A Grave Memorial no. 133713, citing Midvale City Cemetery, Midvale, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Burt (contributor 46867609) .