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September 30, 2022
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SLCPD Homicide Detectives Arrest 16-Year-Old for Aggravated Murder
SALT LAKE CITY — Detectives with the Salt Lake City Police Department’s Homicide Squad have arrested a 16-year-old male as part of a recent homicide investigation.
This investigation started at 12:54 a.m. on Saturday September 10, 2022, when SLC911 received multiple calls about a shooting near 500 South Post Street.
Officers arrived on scene and located a young man, later identified as 17-year-old Bryan Galicia-Rodriguez, with critical injuries.
Officers provided emergency first aid and Gold Cross and the Salt Lake City Fire Department took Galicia-Rodriguez to the hospital where he later died.
On Thursday September 29, 2022, members of the Salt Lake City Police Department’s Homicide Squad and SWAT Team executed a court-authorized search and arrest warrant in Salt Lake City as part of this investigation.
During the execution of the search warrant, detectives learned information about the suspect’s location.
The SLCPD’s SWAT Team quickly transitioned and developed a tactical plan to safely arrest the suspect in West Jordan.
The suspect’s name is not being released, due to his age.
Detectives booked him into a Salt Lake County Juvenile Detention Center on charges of Aggravated Robbery and Aggravated Murder.
This remains an ongoing investigation. Detectives would like to speak with anyone who has information about this case.
SLCPD Chief Mike Brown recognizes the Salt Lake City Police Department’s SLIC Unit, the SLCPD Gang Unit, the SLCPD SWAT Team and the SLCPD Crime Lab who were all instrumental in helping SLCPD’s Homicide Squad solve this case.
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