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March 25, 2022

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SLCPD Arrest Suspect in Stabbing Investigation

SALT LAKE CITY — Detectives with the Salt Lake City Police Department’s Robbery Squad arrested a 27-year-old man for Aggravated Assault after he allegedly stabbed another man multiple times.

This investigation started at 9:41 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2022 when SLC911 received information that a man had been stabbed near 700 West 200 South. Officers arrived on scene and located a 60-year-old man with multiple stab wounds. Paramedics took the victim to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

During the investigation, police learned the suspect and the victim were inside a trailer when an argument ensued. When the victim tried to leave, the suspect pushed the victim down and stabbed him multiple times. The suspect then fled the scene.

Patrol officers immediately began looking for the suspect and a short time later located Larry Soto-Johnson who immediately ran from officers. Officers caught up to Soto-Johnson after a short foot pursuit, but Soto-Johnson did not comply with commands and officers used a Taser to safely take Soto-Johnson into custody.

Detectives with the Salt Lake City Police Department’s Robbery Squad booked Soto-Johnson into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on one count of Aggravated Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury.

Anyone with information about this case should call 801-799-3000 and reference case number 22-52948.

No additional information on this case is being released at this time.

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

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