PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT
May 3, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact Information: PolicePRUnit@slcgov.com
SLCPD Provides Update to Weekend Stabbing: Victim Dies, Tips Requested
SALT LAKE CITY— Homicide detectives with the Salt Lake City Police Department are asking for help investigating the death of a 28-year-old-man.
This investigation started at 2:41 a.m. on Sunday, April 30, 2023, when SLC911 took a call about a stabbing at 32 East Exchange Place. When officers arrived, they found a large crowd leaving and a man on the ground with a critical injury.
Officers provided lifesaving efforts and paramedics and Salt Lake City firefighters transported the man to the hospital in critical condition where he died on Tuesday.
The victim is identified as Oscar Vera, of Sandy, Utah.
Detectives believe Vera was stabbed during a large fight that happened as people left a nearby nightclub.
During the fight, a second person was stabbed.
That person is recovering from their injuries and is expected to survive.
Detectives believe several people witnessed this stabbing but left the area before officers arrived.
Anyone who has information, including video, photos, or who has seen social media posts related to the stabbing, is asked to call 801-799-3000 and ask to speak with an officer.
This is the seventh homicide in Salt Lake City for 2023.