Press Release: Looking for Persons of Interest in Homicide
January 3, 2018
Watch Log: Thursday, January 4, 2018
January 5, 2018

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Wednesday, January 3, 2018 – 6 a.m. Thursday, January 4, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department receives hundreds of calls for service each day. Not all calls result in a report or arrest. Compiled by Watch Commanders in the field, the Watch Log is a summary of events that stand out to them in a given 24-hour period. Call times listed are approximate and typically reflect the first call received by SLC911 (Dispatch) for a given case. Items contained herein are based on information available at the time of its release and should not be interpreted as an admission or finding of guilt. Arrest information may differ from formal charges filed by the prosecuting agency. To see a list of completed calls for service in the last 48 hours, visit

7:11 p.m.
1577 S. Foothill Dr.

A man walked up to a male victim, produced a handgun and ordered the male into the store to get the money. Once the victim gave the man the money from the cash register, the suspect demanded the money from the safe. The suspect then fled the scene. The suspect is described as a white male adult, 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, average build, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, and has a partially covered face with a mask.

11:41 p.m.
1500 S. State St.

A man reported that his cab was stolen by suspects armed with a knife. Officers located the vehicle and the suspects fled in the cab and a pursuit was initiated by an outside agency. The pursuit ended and the suspects refused to exit the vehicle. An outside police agency deployed tear gas rounds into the vehicle, forcing the suspects to exit. One suspect refused to comply so a K9 was deployed. Both suspects were taken into custody without further incident. Jordan Kent, 24, was booked into jail for aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, failure to stop, interfering with an arresting officer and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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