SALT LAKE CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
Mike Brown Police Chief
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SLCPD Arrest Aggravated Assault Suspect, Locate Four Firearms
SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department located four firearms and arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with an aggravated assault.
This investigation started at 11:24 p.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2021 in the area of 970 North Oakley Street when officers received information about a possible disturbance involving a firearm.
During the investigation, officers learned a group of three men, including the suspect, were inside a residence when there was an argument. The suspect, identified as Freddy Garcia, was asked to leave.
After being told to leave, Garcia is accused of hitting one of the victims in the head with a firearm and then running away before police arrived.
Paramedics transported the victim to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
During the investigation, SLCPD patrol officers and detectives figured out Garcia’s location and safely arrested him in the area of 1500 West 900 South.
Pursuant to a court authorized search warrant, SLCPD located four firearms, illegal narcotics, and drug paraphernalia.
Detectives booked Garcia into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on a charge of Aggravated Assault.
Charges are only allegations, and every arrested person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
No other information about this incident can be released at this time.
A photo of the firearms seized as part of this ongoing investigation is being released.