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Man who was in car that ran down and killed South Salt Lake police officer has been charged with murder

Police imagine Black was in the passenger seat of the black Chevrolet Impala, driven by 31-year-old Felix Calata, that struck Romrell as the 2 attempted to escape from a South Salt Lake place of dwelling whilst seeking to “collect a debt.”

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Friends of police officer David Romrell lift his casket away for deliberate cremation following funeral products and services at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery in Sandy, Wed. Dec. five, 2018.

Though prosecutors don’t accuse Black of being at the back of the wheel, he can nonetheless face the similar consequences as though he had been riding if prosecutors can display the murder was dedicated “incident to an act, scheme, course of conduct, or criminal episode” the place a significant crime was dedicated. In charging paperwork, prosecutors allege Black is liable since the officer’s dying took place whilst Black was fleeing from a theft and tried housebreaking.

No court docket dates have been set, and Black remains to be held in the Salt Lake County prison with out the chance to submit bail.

Romrell and his spouse had answered to a document of a housebreaking overdue Saturday afternoon at a trade advanced at 3575 S. West Temple after they faced Calata and Black in the Impala.

A girl had referred to as police, in line with charging paperwork, telling them two other folks had been seeking to ruin into her house.

When the 2 officials noticed the Impala, they were given out in their automobiles and yelled for the motive force to prevent. Calata as an alternative sped up, striking Romrell with the car and dragging him a number of ft, in line with fees.

Black later instructed police that that they had been in the realm to “tax” or take cash from the lady, and that they had attempted to make use of a crowbar to pry open the lady’s door.

He stated he noticed the police officials yelling for them to prevent, in line with fees, however idea that they had hit a mailbox — no longer a police officer.

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