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JANUARY 15, 2024

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SLCPD Homicide Detectives Arrest Woman Accused of Obstructing Murder Investigation

SALT LAKE CITY — Detectives with the Salt Lake City Police Department’s Homicide Squad have arrested a woman who is accused of obstructing a murder investigation.

Detectives booked 23-year-old Tommi Gallegos into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on Sunday, January 14, 2024.

Gallegos is charged with one count of obstruction of justice.

This investigation started at 2:37 a.m., on Sunday, January 14, 2024, when SLC911 received several calls about a shooting near 350 East 800 South.

Officers found the victim, 18-year-old Gabriel Vigil, on the ground with at least one gunshot wound.  Vigil died on scene.

The Salt Lake City Police Department’s Crime Lab responded and processed the scene.

Officers, detectives, and crime lab technicians found gunfire damage to a house, fence, and multiple parked cars.

The motive to the shooting remains under investigation.

Detectives have determined several people connected to the shooting attended a birthday party at a house being rented through an online property rental company.

At some point, an argument escalated into a fight.

After the shooting, people attending the party, and witnesses to the shooting, left before police arrived.

During the investigation, detectives gathered information that showed Gallegos made false statements to hinder, delay, or prevent prosecution in this investigation.

As of this writing, Gallegos is being held in jail. Detectives allege she poses a substantial risk to this investigation and the community.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 801-799-3000 or submit an anonymous tip using the City Protect App and reference case number 24-9955.

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.

 

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