PUBLIC RELATIONS UNIT
October 15, 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact Information: PolicePRUnit@slcgov.com
Update: SLCPD SWAT Team Finish Search During Aggravated Burglary, DV Investigation
SALT LAKE CITY — This morning, the Salt Lake City Police Department’s SWAT Team finished looking for people involved in an aggravated burglary and domestic violence incident.
This investigation started at 3:24 a.m. on Saturday October 15, 2022, when SLC911 took a call from someone who reported hearing at least one gunshot being fired.
SLCPD police officers quickly responded, set-up a perimeter and started checking the area.
During the investigation, officers learned two men showed up at an apartment and tried kicking in the door. One of the people inside fought back. It appears this to be an ongoing domestic violence related argument between the involved parties.
During the fight, one of the suspects shot through an apartment window. The shooting did not hurt anyone.
Officers followed a blood trail to a nearby apartment unit within the same complex. The injuries happened during the initial fight and not a result of the shooting.
While watching the apartment and waiting for additional resources, officers saw one of the two suspects exit the apartment but go back inside.
Officers gave multiple commands for anyone inside to safely exit the apartment.
At approximately 4 a.m., a 31-year-old man came out and surrendered. Officers took him into custody and had paramedics check him out for facial injuries he got during the initial fight.
Officers learned the 31-year-old and the victim are related to each other.
Initially, officers thought there was at least one other person inside.
At approximately 4:50 a.m., the on-scene incident commander requested the assistance of SLCPD SWAT and Crisis Negotiators. These highly trained teams provide patrol officers with additional resources.
At 7:19 a.m., the SLCPD SWAT Team finished searching the apartment unit without incident but did not find the second suspect.
Detectives have responded to the scene to help with the investigation, determine appropriate charges and to confirm the identity of the second person who likely left the area before police arrived.
No further information on this case is being released. Neither the PIO nor the On-Duty Watch Commander are available for interviews.