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Utah teacher accused of murder

Posted at 5:37 AM, Nov 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 07:37:14-05

SALT LAKE CITY – A Skyridge High School teacher is accused of shooting and killing her ex-husband’s girlfriend, according to a probable cause statement.

Chelsea Cook, 32, is facing a possible aggravated murder charge for shooting and killing 26-year-old Lisa Williams, her ex-husband Travis Cook’s girlfriend.

2News confirmed through Alpine School District that Chelsea Cook was a teacher at Skyridge High School.

The shooting happened Sunday night around 6:58 p.m. at the Station at Midvale apartments at 7960 S. Center Square in Midvale.

Unified Police initially responded to the incident, but Salt Lake City police later took over the investigation because one of the persons involved is related to a Unified Police Department employee.

Travis Cook told officers that Chelsea Cook, his ex-wife, stopped by the apartment to deliver cold medicine to one of their children.

2News has confirmed Chelsea Cook is a teacher at Skyridge High School in Lehi.

Chelsea Cook entered the apartment while Travis Cook was in the parking lot. She was told to leave, according to police, but refused.

Travis Cook says she then locked herself in the bathroom. Emergency crews were called at this time.

Chelsea Cook later exited the bathroom to grab her coat before suddenly pulling out a handgun and firing three to five shots at Williams, according to police.

Williams fell back and landed on the couch.

Travis and Chelsea Cook’s two 3-year-old twins witnessed the entire ordeal.

Travis Cook was then able to wrestle the handgun away from Chelsea Cook, who then sat on a chair with her two twins, while Travis Cook attempted to help the victim.

The probable cause statement says Chelsea Cook then walked back over to grab her coat when Travis Cook grabbed her and pinned her against the wall until officers arrived.

Chelsea Cook was taken to the Salt Lake County Jail, where she is facing one charge of aggravated murder.