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PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT
|June 4, 2023
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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SLCPD Investigating Deadly Shooting in Downtown
SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting in downtown.
At this time, there is no evidence to suggest this shooting had any connection to any Pride 2023 events occurring.
This investigation started at 4:04 a.m. on Sunday, June 4, 2023, when SLC911 received multiple emergency calls about a shooting at 60 West Temple Street.
The 9-1-1 callers reported people on scene were performing CPR and that the suspect or suspects left the area in a car.
The first SLCPD officer arrived within a minute of the 9-1-1 call and found the victim, a man, on the ground in a nearby parking lot.
Additional officers arrived. The officers, Salt Lake City Fire, and Gold Cross paramedics provided emergency life-saving efforts.
The victim died on scene.
Additional officers responded to the scene due to the large crowd that gathered.
Officers quickly helped to keep the crowd from accessing the crime scene. However, at least one person went over the yellow crime scene tape after being told not to and to leave the area.
Officers arrested that person for interfering.
While officers waited for detectives to arrive, a fight broke out on scene.
Officers arrested another person for assault.
“This remains a very emotionally charged situation and my thoughts are with the family of the person who was killed,” said SLCPD Chief Mike Brown. “Our officers face significant dangers and challenges when they deal with a crowd that becomes upset. They are trained to safely manage tense situations and restore order in the most challenging of circumstances and that’s what happened this morning and I would like to thank our officers for their professionalism and compassion.”
The SLCPD Homicide Squad will work with the medical examiner’s office to confirm the man’s name, age, cause of death and to notify next-of-kin.
This is the 10th homicide in Salt Lake City for 2023.
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.
Several photos from the scene are being released. Media may use these photos with credit to the Salt Lake City Police Department.
A SLCPD Public Information Officer (PIO) responded to the scene.
A SLCPD PIO will be available for media interviews after today’s Pride Parade concludes.
1- Two Salt Lake City Police cars parked along West Temple as officers investigate a deadly shooting (Salt Lake City Police Department photo | June 4, 2023).
2- Two Salt Lake City Police officers stand back-to-back on scene of a deadly shooting along West Market Street in downtown (Salt Lake City Police Department photo | June 4, 2023).
3- A Salt Lake City Police officer maintains scene security at a deadly shooting near 60 West Market Street (Salt Lake City Police Department photo | June 4, 2023).
4 – Eight Salt Lake City Police cars parked along West Temple Street near Market Street (Salt Lake City Police Department photo | June 4, 2023).