Police: Man turns himself in after firing several shots inside SLC business
May 23, 2022, 10:49 PM | Updated: May 24, 2022, 10:08 am
SALT LAKE CITY — A man has turned himself in after police say he fired several rounds from a handgun while inside a Salt Lake City business, striking one person in the leg.
The incident happened in the 3100 block of West Professional Way around 7:30 p.m. Monday.
“Based on the information, it appears the suspect was shooting toward the ground and at a vehicle,” read a statement from Brent Weisberg, public information officer for the Salt Lake City Police Department.
The suspect then left in a car, according to police.
When officers arrived on scene, they found a man with a gunshot wound to his leg.
“The injury was very minor and the victim did not require medical attention,” read the statement.
Police say they eventually learned the name of the suspect, and at 9:30 p.m., the man turned himself in.
The incident remains under investigation.
“Based on the investigation, the two people involved in the shooting (the shooter and victim) know each other and had a prior argument which resulted into tonight’s fight and shooting,” concluded the statement.
No other injuries were reported.
Police identified the suspect as 46-year-old Esekielu Tuigamala on Tuesday, and he was booked into jail on charges of aggravated assault, felony discharge of a firearm and criminal mischief.