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.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

FILE: Entrance sign at Yellowstone National Park. (NPS/Jacob W. Frank)...
Alex Cabrero

Yellowstone north loop reopens for visitors, removes limited capacity system

Yellowstone National Park reopens its northern loop after floods hit the park in early June.
18 hours ago
The aftermath of a car fatal crash, three cars involved....
Michael Houck

One man dead after a three car crash on SR 9

One man is dead after a three-car crash on State Route 9 Friday afternoon. 
18 hours ago
The SUV that drove into the Famous Footwear. (Credit: SLC PD)...
Michael Houck

Police: SUV crashes into Sugar House shoe store

Salt Lake City police are on the scene of an SUV crashing into a store in Sugar House Park Saturday afternoon.
18 hours ago
FILE: Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes (Photo: Jacob Wiegand, Deseret News)...
Michael Houck

Utah AG sues major pharmaceutical retailers over opioid crisis

Utah's Attorney General's office filed a lawsuit against Walgreens, Kroger, and Rite-Aid for "actively exacerbating" the opioid crisis. 
18 hours ago
A semi-truck hauling over 200 beehives tipped on Interstate 80 on Monday. (KSL TV)...
Brittany Tait

Wasatch Beekeepers Association rescues millions of bees after I-80 crash

Roughly 24 million honey bees spilled out of a tipped semi-truck on Interstate 80, earlier this week.  
18 hours ago
A look from Chopper 5 shows just how dry feuls are along the Wasatch Front. (KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Chopper 5 shows why firefighters are on high alert for 4th of July weekend

With plenty of dry brush fireworks, and possible thunderstorms, much of the Wasatch Front is primed with the potential for wildfires.
18 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

hand holding 3d rendering mobile connect with security camera for security solutions...
Les Olson

Wondering what security solutions are right for you? Find out more about how to protect your surroundings

Physical security helps everyone. Keep your employees, clients, and customers safe with security solutions that protect your workplace.
Many rattan pendant lights, hay hang from the ceiling.Traditional and simple lighting....
Lighting Design

The Best Ways to Style Rattan Pendant Lighting in Your Home

Rattan pendant lights create a rustic and breezy feel, and are an easy way to incorporate this hot trend into your home decor.
Earth day 2022...

How Are You Celebrating Earth Day 2022? | 4 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day and Protect the Environment

Earth Day is a great time to reflect on how we can be more environmentally conscious. Here are some tips for celebrating Earth Day.
Get Money Online...

More Ways to Get Money Online Right Now in Your Spare Time

Here are 4 easy ways that you can get more money online if you have some free time and want to make a little extra on the side.
Lighting trends 2022...

Lighting Trends 2022 | 5 Beautiful Home Lighting Trends You Can Expect to See this Year and Beyond

This is where you can see the latest lighting trends for 2022 straight from the Lightovation Show at the Dallas World Trade Center.
What Can't You Throw Away in the Trash...

What Can’t You Throw Away in the Trash? | 5 Things You Shouldn’t Throw in to Your Trash Can

What can't you throw away in the trash? Believe it or not, there are actually many items that shouldn't be thrown straight into the trash.
Police: Man turns himself in after firing several shots inside SLC business