Demetrius Allen murder: GF LaShawn Bagley was ‘falling apart' in cryptic post days before killing bull rider
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH: Just days before a fatal shooting at her home, LaShawn Denise Bagley, 21 the on-and-off girlfriend who is suspected of killing her bull rider boyfriend revealed on her Facebook profile how she was "trying not to fall apart." Demetrius Omar Lateef Allen, 27, nicknamed Ouncie Mitchell was allegedly shot dead by his girlfriend LaShawn Denise Bagley after the couple attended the Utah State Fair on Monday, September 12, according to police. Allen was discovered outside Bagley's apartment with at least one gunshot wound.
Allen is survived by his four-year-old daughter from a previous partner named Nyteshea Haywood. The Daily Mail reported that the 21-year-old girlfriend of the professional bull rider has been charged with first-degree murder and third-degree felony discharge of a firearm. Allen was at the Utah State Fair to compete in a rodeo. He had arranged to stay with Bagley. The two reportedly first met in Houston. Missing you more than life honestly. I miss you come talk to me again pls, been trying not to fall apart," Bagley wrote in a Facebook post directed at another relative.
Bagley's Facebook post reveals her unstable mental state in the days before the shooting. When Allen made the trip from Houston to Salt Lake City to compete in a rodeo at the Utah State Fair, he made arrangements to stay with Bagley, with whom Salt Lake City Police claim he had an "on-and-off relationship." Allen is believed to have first met Bagley in Houston, where his current address is listed and where his girlfriend formerly resided in the neighborhood of Pearland.
Together, they had gone to the fair and left to go to a bar. After some argument, Allen reportedly said he wanted to go back to Bagley's apartment to pack his things, according to the police. Police found bullet holes coming from a nearby apartment belonging to Bagley when they arrived at the scene in the apartment complex's parking lot. According to court documents, blood evidence found outside the apartment suggested Allen had not been there when he was shot. The apartment had "no indication of any forced entry or attempted forced entry," the Salt Lake City Police said.
In terms of bull riding, Allen was ranked 23rd in the world by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. The CEO and commissioner of the Professional Bull Riders, Sean Gleason, tweeted his condolences to Mitchell's family. "We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Demetrius Allen, who fans knew as Ouncie Mitchell. Ouncie was a talented cowboy and a familiar face on the Velocity Tour. The PBR extends our heartfelt condolences to Ouncie’s cousin Ezekiel Mitchell and the entire family."
We are shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of Demetrius Allen, who fans knew as Ouncie Mitchell. Ouncie was a talented cowboy and a familiar face on the Velocity Tour. The PBR extends our heartfelt condolences to Ouncie’s cousin Ezekiel Mitchell and the entire family. pic.twitter.com/OrnU42quAa— Sean Gleason (@pbrceo) September 12, 2022