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 PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT

July 13, 2023

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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SLCPD Arrest Man for Attempted Aggravated Murder

SALT LAKE CITY — Today, detectives with the Salt Lake City Police Department’s Domestic Violence Squad arrested a 36-year-old man who is accused of the attempted aggravated murder of a family member.

This investigation started at 4:25 pm on Sunday, July 2, 2023, when SLC911 received information about a domestic disturbance involving a weapon at a home near Liberty Park.

Officers responded and found a 65-year-old man covered in blood and immediately performed life-saving measures until Salt Lake City Fire Department paramedics arrived.

Paramedics took the man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Currently, the 65-year-old man is in stable condition.

Officers learned the suspect, identified as Brent Haggard, came to the house, and started attacking his future stepfather.

Haggard took off in a car before officers arrived.

On Wednesday, July 5, 2023, detectives learned the Great Falls Police Department found Haggard in Great Falls, Montana. Detectives worked to get Haggard returned to Utah.

Detectives booked Haggard into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on one count of Attempted Aggravated Murder, Aggravated Burglary and Aggravated Assault.

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.

The Salt Lake City Police Department reminds our community of the resources available to support survivors of domestic violence in Utah.

●      Utah Department of Human Services: Domestic Violence Services

●      Utah Domestic Violence Coalition

The Salt Lake City Police Department encourages anyone who has experienced Domestic Violence to call us at 801-799-3000 and ask to speak with a Victim Advocate or call their 24-hour hotline directly at 801-580-7969. All services are free, and callers can get information anonymously.

 

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