SLCPD Seeks to Locate Persons of Interest in Homicide
August 23, 2016
In Memoriam: Officer Gustave J. “Gus” Lund (1924)
August 25, 2016

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Tuesday, August 23, 2016 – 6 a.m. Wednesday, August 24, 2016

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department receives hundreds of calls for service each day. Not all calls result in a report or arrest. Compiled by Watch Commanders in the field, the Watch Log is a summary of events that stand out to them in a given 24-hour period. Call times listed are approximate and typically reflect the first call received by SLC911 (Dispatch) for a given case. Items contained herein are based on information available at the time of its release and should not be interpreted as an admission or finding of guilt. Arrest information may differ from formal charges filed by the prosecuting agency. To see a list of completed calls for service in the last 48 hours, visit

6:45 p.m.
1155 S. Glendale Dr.

A 16 year-old male was walking with some friends when two suspects pulled up in a white sedan and fired several shots at the victim. The suspects then fled the area in the vehicle. The victim ran from the scene and collapsed nearby. The victim was transported to a local hospital with a gunshot wound. The suspects are described as two Hispanic males in their late teens to early 20’s. One suspect is described as having a heavy build, wearing red shorts and a gray shirt. The second suspect is described as having a skinny build and wearing baggy jeans.

7:20 p.m.
880 S. Main St.

A male adult was working when a man entered the business, produced a handgun and demanded cash and the victim’s property. The victim complied and the suspect fled the scene with money from the cash drawer and the victim’s property. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male adult in his early 20’s, 5 feet 11 inches tall, 145 pounds, wearing a gray t-shirt, baggy gray/white plaid shorts, and a black du rag.

11:18 p.m.
300 S. 500 W.

A 47-year-old man was approached by a group of 7-8 male adults, described as Hispanic, white and black. The group began to assault the victim. One of the men stabbed the victim in the left thigh. The group then fled the area. The victim was transported to a local hospital for his injuries. Investigation ongoing.

1:00 a.m.
Search warrant
1376 S. Major St.

Detectives executed a search warrant that yielded approximately a half ounce of methamphetamine, a small amount of heroin, and resulted in the recovery of 4 stolen bicycles and a stolen firearm. Three individuals were removed from the home. Officers booked Eric Austin, 45, into jail for possession or use of a controlled substance, possession with intent to distribute, use or possession of drugs, theft by receiving stolen property and purchasing/possessing/use of a firearm.

1:38 a.m.
Aggravated kidnapping
1981 W. Gander Ln.

A 911 call came in from a male juvenile claiming that he and another male juvenile were tied up, beaten and feared they would be killed. When officers arrived they found the victims and suspects in an open garage. One suspect fled into the house and the second suspect was apprehended. According to statements obtained by the victims had met at this residence over a debt. The victims told officers the suspects jumped them and tied them up with weed eater wire. The victims were pistol whipped and had gasoline poured on them. SWAT called out to the suspect inside the house who then came out without incident. The victims were transported to a local hospital for injuries. Officers booked Fernando Molina, 20, into jail for kidnapping, aggravated assault and transaction of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person.

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