LaShawn Bagley shot and killed professional bull rider Unsi Mitchell during a fit of jealousy in Salt Lake City and was later released on bail, according to the SLCPD.
HOUSTON. A woman accused of killing a professional bull rider from Fresno, Texas, has been arrested by US marshals in Houston. Salt Lake City Police.
Investigators said LaShawn Denise Bagley, now 22, killed her boyfriend Ownsey Mitchell, whose real name is Demetrius Omar Lateef Allen, outside her Salt Lake City apartment in September.
According to the SLCPD, Bagley was jealous because 27-year-old Mitchell was interested in her friend, so when he came to collect his things after an argument, she shot him.
According to police, Bagley called 911 and told the operator, “I’m shooting,” then said she ran out of ammo.
“The impulsiveness of the defendant’s actions and her willingness to fire a pistol at unarmed people whom she knew and with whom she was friends at the time, indicates that she is a danger to society,” SLCPD detectives said in a request to debunk the Bagley connection.
The judge denied their request and Bagley was released but not released on bail.
The US Marshals in Houston tracked her down based on information from the SPCPD. She is charged with domestic violence murder and nine counts of using a firearm.
Allen’s family in Fort Bend County mourns his death. They said that he had fulfilled his dream of becoming a professional bull rider.
“He followed his dad. His dad was a bull rider,” said Nathan Jean “Mama Sugar” Sanders.
Sugar’s mom is the matriarch of the family, and she still can’t believe what happened. Allen’s mother, Lakita Allen, is still struggling with the loss of her only son.
“This tragedy is very unexpected. We expected him to die by a bull, not by a bullet,” Lakita said. “I don’t really know the details. I don’t want to know the details. The only thing I need is to bring my son home.”
“It completely destroyed our family. Unsi was a one of a kind young man. He was exceptional. His name will live on! Forever!” written by another family member.
Allen is survived by a 4-year-old daughter.
Who was Unsi Mitchell?
Sean Gleason, Commissioner of Professional Bull Riders, PBR, said in a statement that Allen is the same person named Unsi Mitchell. He said the organization was saddened to learn of the death of the rider who became a familiar face on the PBR Velocity Tour and participated in Bill Pickett’s invitational rodeo.
“Ounsey got his name because he was born small,” Gleason said. “He grew up to compete with a huge heart. PBR extends its sincere condolences to Ounsey’s cousin Ezekiel Mitchell and the entire Mitchell family.”
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