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SLCPD Identifies Person Killed in Downtown Homicide, Tips RequestedOctober 13, 2023
PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT
|October 13, 2023|
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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SLCPD Investigating Deadly Shooting, Tips From Community Requested
SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating a deadly shooting in downtown.
This investigation started at 1:43 a.m. on Friday, October 13, 2023, when a community member called 9-1-1 and reported someone down on the ground at 600 East 200 South.
Salt Lake City Fire and Gold Cross Ambulance responded.
During life-saving efforts, emergency crews realized the victim, a man in his 20s, had been shot.
The man died on scene.
Additional SLCPD officers responded to help secure the scene and to start looking for any suspects or witnesses.
Detectives with the Salt Lake City Police Department’s Homicide Squad are asking community members who live or work within the area of 100 – 400 South to 500 – 700 East to review home or business security cameras between 1:15 a.m. and 2 a.m. on Friday, October 13, 2023. Detectives are interested in reviewing any footage that may show a group of people walking together or any vehicles coming or leaving the area at a high rate of speed.
Based on the preliminary investigation, detectives believe the victim got into an argument with the suspect, or suspects, and that someone shot the victim as he stood near the southwest corner of 600 East 200 South.
The suspect, or suspects, then got into a car and left the area.
It is possible the suspect or suspects may have ditched evidence behind. Anyone who finds anything suspicious is instructed not to touch or move the object and instead call 9-1-1 so officers can investigate.
Detectives do not believe there is any immediate threat to the community. Based on the information provided to detectives, the suspect, or suspects, likely had an argument with the victim prior to the shooting.
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 XX homicide in Salt Lake City for 2023.
A Salt Lake City Police Public Information Officer responded to the scene to provide media updates.
Several photos from the scene are being released. Media may use these photos with credit to the Salt Lake City Police Department.
1 – A Salt Lake City police car on scene of a homicide investigation (October 14, 2023, SLCPD photo).
2 – A Salt Lake City Police officer leaves a homicide investigation in downtown (Salt Lake City Police photo, October 13, 2023).
3 – Salt Lake City police officers on scene of a homicide investigation in downtown (SLCPD photo, October 13, 2023).
4 – Salt Lake City police cars on scene of a homicide investigation (October 14, 2023, SLCPD photo).