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Layton man sentenced to prison for shooting roommate after fight

Christopher Scott Fritz
Christopher Scott Fritz
Davis County Sheriff's Office

FARMINGTON — A Layton man who admitted to shooting and killing his roommate after a fight has been sentenced to prison.

Christopher Scott Fritz, 21, was sentenced to at least 15 years and up to life in prison for the death of his roommate, 24-year-old Taylor Vancamp. Fritz pleaded guilty in November to murder, a first-degree felony, in exchange for a dismissal of a weapons enhancement on the charge.

According to a search warrant affidavit, Fritz and Vancamp had been drinking when they got into a fistfight in their Layton house, 1407 E. 275 North, on Dec. 19, 2016.

After the fight broke up, Fritz allegedly went into his bedroom, which was across the hall from Vancamp's room, and shut the door. When he looked in a mirror and saw he had a black eye and bloody nose, Fritz later told investigators that he "snapped," charging documents state.

Investigators say he took a handgun from a dresser drawer, chambered a round and saw Vancamp in his room.

"Fritz said he then began to fire his gun at Taylor and continued firing until the weapon would not fire any more," according to the charges.

Fritz's father, who lives downstairs, heard the shots. He found his son, who told him, "I killed Taylor," charges state.

A witness told police that Vancamp shouted, "It wasn't me, bro!" just before the shooting.

The warrant indicates that roommates in the home exchanged text messages about what to say to police before they reported the shooting 45 minutes later.