Warning To All Property Owners/Managers…
Be aware – the world is filled with dangerous people!
As reported in Inman: Salt Lake City police arrested three people in connection with the death of a real estate agent and father of four young children who was shot and killed while trying to evict tenants from an apartment he was managing.
Now, it isn’t clear whether or not the agent was in the process of evicting “or” the agent was just trying to get in front of a possible evection. But whatever the case, David Stokoe, Salt Lake City broker is dead and three individuals have been arrested in the fatal Shooting. Reportedly, after killing David, the three suspects hid the body in the crawl space within the apartment.
I am not for sure how evictions work in other parts of the country… But, in So Cal. the local Sheriff department gets the eviction order from the Courts. The property owner/manager (as well as a locksmith) have to be at the property during the Sheriffs’ lockout!
No matter what – this was and this is a senseless murder that should not have happened. It is imperative that property owners/managers take proper precautions and do everything possible to keep safe. The world is full of dangerous people (especially those down on their luck or on drugs) and they can do unthinkable horrible things…
My heart goes out to David’s wife and his four young children. I can’t imagine the needless pain they have to endure. For those interested, colleagues have also started a GoFundMe page to support David’s wife Nikki and their four children.