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January 26, 2022

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SLCPD Arrest Armed Robbery Suspect in Downtown

SALT LAKE CITY — SALT LAKE CITY — Officers with the Salt Lake City Police Department arrested a 38-year-old man accused of using a loaded handgun to assault and then take property from a man sitting outside an apartment complex.

This investigation started at 2:47 a.m. on January 26, 2022, when officers responded to the area of 200 East 100 South after the victim reported a man, later identified as Cody Sweeney, pulled out a gun and took his property.

The victim told officers Sweeney became upset after a brief conversation and proceeded to hit him in the head with the gun. The victim reported Sweeney then took his property and walked away.

The victim’s injuries were not serious, and he declined medical assistance.

During the investigation, officers got information about the suspect’s potential location near 300 South and Main Street. Officers arrived in the area and eventually located and safely arrested Sweeney after he fought with a police supervisor. There were no injuries to officers or Sweeney. Officers located a gun and the victim’s property at the time of Sweeney’s arrest.

Officers transported Sweeney to the Salt Lake County Metro Jail and booked him on charges of Aggravated Robbery, Unlawful Possession of a Financial Card, Possession of a Firearm by a Restricted Person, Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance, Possession of Another’s Identifying Documents, Use or Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Interference with Arresting Officer.

Charges are only allegations, and every arrested person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

No other information about this incident can be released at this time.

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