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Police have identified the woman who was shot to death Saturday night in front of an apartment complex in South Salt Lake.
Maria Monserrat Nevarez Tolentino, 36, was shot multiple times in the parking lot, and police on Sunday arrested a 29-year-old ex-boyfriend.
Officers found Salvador Landin-Castonon at a friend's house in Salt Lake City about three hours after the 36-year-old woman was killed late Saturday night, said South Salt Lake police spokesman Gary Keller. He was arrested without incident. Police also recovered a handgun believed to be the murder weapon.
Nevarez Tolentino was shot multiple times in the upper torso in the parking lot of the Sun River Apartments, 1080 W. 3300 South, Keller said. She died in surgery at a local hospital.
A tip led police to Landin-Castonon, who investigators believe was waiting in the parking lot for his ex-girlfriend. Police were looking into whether she knew he was there. He allegedly shot her about 10 p.m. as she left a family party to meet someone or go to another party, Keller said.
Landin-Castonon was booked into the Salt Lake County jail on felony homicide and weapons-violation charges. A search of Utah court records did not show he has a criminal history, and Keller did not know if there had been domestic violence in the relationship.