May 15, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact Information: PolicePRUnit@slcgov.com
SALT LAKE CITY — Today, the Salt Lake City Police Department announced that a 36-year-old man is in custody after a deadly stabbing late Saturday.
During the investigation, detectives assigned to the Salt Lake City Police Department’s Homicide Squad obtained suspect information and located Kevin Neal at a residence in Salt Lake City.
Members of the department’s Gang Unit, on-duty SWAT team members, and patrol units assisted with the safe arrest.
Officers transported Neal to the Salt Lake County Metro Jail and booked him on charges of Murder and Obstruction of Justice.
This investigation started at 9:25 p.m. on Saturday May 14, 2022 when SLC911 received information about a stabbing victim at 1650 South State Street.
Officers arrived and found 34-year-old Trevor Bellaccomo with critical injuries resulting from multiple stab wounds.
Officers arrived quickly and began rendering life-saving first aid and securing the crime scene.
Bellaccomo died at the hospital.
Homicide detectives reviewed surveillance video and spoke with multiple witnesses. During their investigation, detectives learned Neal attacked Bellaccomo almost immediately after Bellaccomo arrived at an entertainment venue. During the attack, Neal is accused of stabbing Bellaccomo multiple times and then leaving the area.
After being stabbed, Bellaccomo walked to 1650 South State Street to get help but lost consciousness and collapsed.
This does not appear to be a random attack.
This is the fourth homicide in Salt Lake City for 2022.
Charges are only allegations, and every arrested person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
No further information on this case is being released. Neither the PIO nor the On-Duty Watch Commander are available for interviews.
Utah Code 17-22-30 mostly prohibits the release of jail booking photos.
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