SALT LAKE CITY — A pro bull rider was killed in Utah overnight Monday in what Salt Lake City police are calling a domestic violence homicide.
Pro-bull Ouncie Mitchell killed in Salt Lake City
Police have arrested LaShawn Denise Bagley, a 21-year-old woman, on suspicion of murder.
Bagley and Allen were a couple. Allen had come to Utah to attend the state fair and was staying with Bagley. The two got into a fight at a bar and Allen drove to Bagley’s apartment to retrieve his belongings, where he was shot, police said.
Bagley was put in jail. No charges had been filed Monday afternoon. We don’t know if she has a lawyer.
Sean Gleason, commissioner of Professional Bull Riders, PBR, said in a statement that Allen is the same person who goes by the name Ouncie Mitchell. He said the organization was saddened to learn of the passing of a rider who had become a familiar face on the PBR Velocity Tour and competed in the Bill Pickett Invitational Rodeo. He was from Fresno, Texas, according to his bio on the PBR website.
“Ouncie got his name because he was born small,” Gleason said. “He grew up to compete with a huge heart. The PBR organization extends its deepest condolences to Ouncie’s cousin, Ezekiel Mitchell, and the entire Mitchell family.