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SLCPD SWAT, Patrol Officers Arrest Suspect in Aggravated Assault

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department has concluded its extensive search for a man wanted in connection with an aggravated assault.

This investigation started at 11:17 a.m. on Sunday, December 18, 2022, when SLC911 received information about a shooting near 1000 North American Beauty Drive.

As officers responded, SLC911 received information that the suspect continued shooting in the direction of a community member. There have been no reported injuries. 

Responding officers immediately secured the area and started looking for the suspect.

During this incident, the SLCPD restricted access around the following locations for public safety:

  • 1200 West to American Beauty Drive and 1000 North to 800 North.

People living or working inside that area were asked to remain inside and report anything suspicious. 

The on-duty watch commander requested the assistance of the Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter, SLCPD drones and the SLCPD K9 Squad.

Officers along with the Salt Lake City Police Department SWAT team conducted an extensive search of the neighborhood for the suspect.

At approximately 2 p.m. on Sunday December 18, 2022, officers safely located the suspect in the area of 1100 West Talisman Drive and arrested him. 

The relationship to the victim of the aggravated assault and suspect is unknown right now. 

Detectives will work to determine the appropriate charges. 

A PIO responded to the scene and provided media and community members updates. 

Several photos from the scene have been put onto the department’s Twitter page. 

There is no other information available for release at this time.

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 is not the custodian of record for jail booking photos. Utah Code 17-22-30 mostly prohibits the release of jail booking photos. Generally, a jail booking photo can only be released by the custodian of record after a conviction or when law enforcement determines the person is a fugitive or an imminent threat to a person or public safety. In Salt Lake City, the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is the custodian of record for jail booking photos.