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West Valley man ‘full of rage’ ran over roommate twice, killing him, police say

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WEST VALLEY CITY — Police have arrested a man who they say purposely ran over his roommate twice while the roommate was on a bicycle, killing him.

Shamil Marcus Bikul, 40, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail late Monday for investigation of aggravated murder. Court documents list a Draper address for him, but he currently lives in West Valley City.

Bikul was driving a Nissan sedan when he hit Lewis Ricky Yates Jr., 50, who was riding a bicycle near 3650 South and 2700 West, just before 7 p.m. Sunday, according to a police booking affidavit. Bikul kept driving, “dragging (Yates) without slowing down.”

Bikul then made a U-turn and “at a high rate of speed going into the oncoming lane ... deliberately (struck) Ricky again,” the affidavit states.

West Valley police worked throughout Sunday night into Monday to track down Bikul and arrest him at a home in Draper.

“Shamil deliberately ran over the deceased victim two times and told detectives that he is full of rage,” the affidavit says.

Police say Yates and Bikul were roommates who lived in the area.