PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT
July 29, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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SLCPD Gang Detectives Locate SUV Used in Drive-by Shooting, 1 Arrest Made
SALT LAKE CITY — Detectives with the Salt Lake City Police Department’s Gang Unit arrested a 21-year-old man who tried getting away from officers investigating a recent drive-by shooting.
This investigation started at 8:53 p.m. on Thursday July 28, 2022 when SLCPD Gang detectives spotted an SUV, used in a recent drive-by shooting, near 1075 West California Avenue.
While watching the SUV, detectives identified the driver as Alexis Garcia-Flores.
Detectives tried stopping the car, but Garcia-Flores sped off.
Officers successfully used stop-sticks.
Responding officers immediately locked down the intersection because they thought Garcia-Flores may have a gun. After talking with Garcia-Flores, detectives safely took him into custody.
During a court-authorized search of the SUV, detectives located illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia inside. The investigation is ongoing.
Detectives identified the SUV as being involved in a July 9, 2022 drive-by shooting.
The investigation into the drive-by shooting started at 2:41 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2022 when SLC911 received reports of multiple gunshots near 1200 South Glendale Drive.
While responding, officers received information that a car quickly took off from the neighborhood.
Officers found a car with multiple bullet holes and shell casings in the road.
There were no injuries reported.
Through the investigation, detectives developed information that identified the SUV as being used in the drive-by shooting.
Detectives booked Garcia-Flores into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on one count of failing to respond to an officer’s signal to stop.
Charges are only allegations, and every arrested person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
A photo taken at the scene of the traffic stop is being released.
The investigation into the drive-by shooting remains ongoing.
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.