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SLCPD Provides Update to September Homicide Investigation, 3rd Arrest Made

SALT LAKE CITY — Today, the Salt Lake City Police Department announced the arrest of a third person connected to the murder investigation of 17-year-old Bryan Galicia-Rodriguez.

“Our detectives work tirelessly with patrol officers to find those who commit violent acts in our community and hold them accountable,” said SLCPD Chief Mike Brown. “I am proud of the women and men of our department and their commitment to conducting thorough investigations, combing through evidence to help seek justice for families and our community.”

This investigation started at 12:54 a.m. on Saturday September 10, 2022, when SLC911 received multiple 9-1-1 calls about a shooting near 500 South Post Street.

Officers arrived on scene and located a young man, later identified as Galicia-Rodriguez, with critical injuries.

Officers provided emergency first aid and Gold Cross took Galicia-Rodriguez to the hospital where he died.

Through the investigation, detectives learned a 16-year-old male, a 17-year-old male and a 15-year-old female followed the car driven by Galicia-Rodriguez to a home near 500 South Post Street. The three teens had a plan to carjack Galicia-Rodriguez. Inside the car with Galicia-Rodriguez was a female passenger.

The 16-year-old male is accused of walking up to the driver’s side of the car and firing multiple rounds inside, striking Galicia-Rodriguez. It is alleged the 16-year-old male got back into the car, driven by the 17-year-old male, and both left the area.

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 search warrant, detectives learned the alleged shooter’s location.

The SLCPD’s SWAT Team quickly transitioned and developed a tactical plan to safely arrest the 16-year-old suspect in West Jordan.

On Wednesday, October 5, 2022, detectives developed information that led them to safely arresting the 17-year-old driver for his involvement in the shooting.

On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, with the assistance of the SLCPD’s Violent Criminal Apprehension Team (VCAT), detectives located the 15-year-old female and safely took her into custody for her involvement in the shooting.

Detectives booked all three juveniles into the Salt Lake Valley Detention Center.

The 16-year-old was booked on one count of Aggravated Murder and one count of Aggravated Robbery.

The 17-year-old was booked on one count of Murder and one count of Aggravated Robbery.

The 15-year-old was booked on one count of Murder, one count of Aggravated Robbery, and one count of Obstruction of Justice.

Because of their age, the juveniles’ names will not be released.

Charges are only allegations, and every arrested person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

No further information on this case is being released.