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VICTIM’S GIRLFRIEND LEADS POLICE TO MAN ACCUSED IN S.L. SLAYING

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Ramona Billsie carried her young son on her hip as she made her way through reporters and across the street to the police car waiting to take her from the apartment where her boyfriend had been shot to death.

Police were hoping she could lead them to the man who shot Kerry "Dale" Jensen about 30 minutes earlier.Jensen, Billsie and their 18-month-old son were in their apartment, 1756 W. 400 North, Wednesday when someone knocked on the door. Jensen answered the door and began arguing with a man, said Lt. Don Llewellyn.

The argument escalated, and the visitor shot Jensen once in the chest. As the gunman and another man drove away in a faded pickup truck, Billsie called police. Sgt. Gil Montoya arrived before paramedics and started CPR on Jensen, 30. He was taken to LDS Hospital where he later died.

Billsie led police to a couple of addresses. Mike Anthony Mon-tano, 35, was arrested about 9:20 p.m. at a relative's house. He was booked for investigation of criminal homicide, a first-degree felony.

Some of Jensen's neighbors were surprised by Wednesday's shooting, but others said trouble seemed to plague the small apartment complex.

"It seems like there are always cop cars going in and out of those apartments," said Jay Baird. "The buildings were even shut down entirely for a while until someone decided to come along and buy them. There's always something going on."

But Llewellyn said he didn't know of any prior problems involving police at the complex.