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SLCPD Arrest Armed Domestic Violence Suspect
SALT LAKE CITY — Patrol officers with the Salt Lake City Police Department safely arrested a 34-year-old man, for multiple domestic violence charges, after he allegedly fired several rounds from a gun.
The investigation began at 7:41 p.m. on Thursday, February 24, 2022, when SLC 911 received a call for help from the female victim in the area of 1100 East Ramona Avenue.
The victim reported the suspect, later identified as Austin Trivett, a family member, was intoxicated, armed and had fired shots outside the house.
In less than six minutes from receiving the 9-1-1 call, more than a dozen officers and sergeants arrived in the area.
As officers responded they learned the victim left the residence. Officers contacted her a short distance away and took her to a safe location.
Additional officers quickly formed a plan and surrounded the house. The suspect suddenly exited the home. Officers safely deescalated the situation and took Trivett safely into custody.
SLCPD Lieutenant Lisa Pascadlo, the on-scene incident commander, said:
“This incident serves as a stark reminder about the calls our officers can find themselves confronted with at any moment during their shift. Their training, coordination, communication and professionalism were apparent, and I am proud of them.
Everyone, from SLC911 to the last officer holding traffic control did an excellent job to successfully resolve an incredibly volatile and dangerous situation. The courage, character and professionalism of our officers are commendable.”
Officers transported Trivett to the Salt Lake County Metro Jail and booked him on charges of Domestic Violence (DV) Aggravated Assault, DV Interruption of a Communication Device, Discharge of a Firearm, Possession of Firearm by a Restricted Person and Public Intoxication.
Charges are only allegations, and every arrested person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
The Salt Lake City Police Department reminds the community of the resources available to support survivors of domestic violence in Utah.
• Utah Department of Human Services: Domestic Violence Services
We encourage anyone who has experienced Domestic Violence to call us at 799-3000 and ask to speak with a Victim Advocate or call their 24-hour hotline directly at 801-580-7969. All services are free, and callers can get information anonymously.