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UPDATE: Woman killed, house and truck burned in West Valley; suspect identified, arrested

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The victim, Jill Robinson, was an unarmed code enforcement officer for West Valley City and was performing her duties when she was killed. (Photo Courtesy of West Valley City via Twitter)

(KUTV) — Police confirmed a woman was shot and killed where a city truck and a house were set on fire Thursday.

The victim, Jill Robinson, was an unarmed code enforcement officer for West Valley City and was performing her duties when she was killed. Police said they have the suspect, Kevin Wayne Billings, 64, was arrested for first degree aggravated arson, first degree aggravated murder and second degree arson.

Deputy Chief Matt Elson of the WVCPD said the victim was visiting 4092 W., Wendy Avenue and was shot in the driveway of the home at approximately 10:20 a.m.

"During that follow up in contact with people at that residence she was shot and killed," Elson said.

The city's truck was set on fire and a house to the west was lit on fire.

Police believe the shooter was responsible for the fires on the victim's city truck and a house nearby but said the investigation was in a preliminary state.

Police officers were in the area and responded to the smoke and realized there had been a shooting. They confronted a man in a driveway who submitted to custody at gunpoint.

"When our two initial officers arrived on scene the suspect was in the driveway. They pointed their weapons at him," Elson said.

"We believe he was the only suspect," Elson said. It is not believed their is further danger to the community.

In a video obtained by KUTV, bystanders pointed out a man to police they said was the shooter. Police were not at the home when the shooting happened.

A police spokeswoman said they will later provide the victim's identity and provide someone from the city to give context to her identity and duties.

KUTV obtained video taken by someone in the area of the fire. Police said the investigation has not yet made clear if the truck was on fire first or if the shooting was first but in the video obtained by KUTV, video of the burning truck is interrupted with what sounds like a gunshot.

Salt Lake City Police Department will handle the homicide investigation while Unified Fire Department will investigate the suspected arson.


This is a developing story. More details to come.

Click below for social media posts of the reported fire.