Utah man kicked out of yoga studio fires gun in multiple cities

Jun 29, 2022, 11:55 AM | Updated: 5:09 pm

SALT LAKE CITY — Multiple shots were fired across the Salt Lake Valley Wednesday.

Police said it started around 8:30 a.m. in the Olympus Cove area of Holladay and ended at a yoga studio in Salt Lake City. 

Police said the suspect was once a member of the yoga studio — Kirtan Center Bhakti Yoga Temple & Ashram. He became aggressive with some of the members and employees and was asked to no longer come back.  

Before getting to the studio Wednesday, police said the suspect made other stops. 

They said shots were first fired at a residence on Longmont. 

Shortly after that, police said shots were fired into the air at the Chevron on Wasatch Boulevard at 3900 South.

Then, police said the suspect moved to the Macy’s on 4500 South.

After pulling the trigger at those places, police said he ended up at the yoga studio.

“We know he went inside of the yoga studio, where there was a physical altercation with one of the employees. That employee received minor injuries and he will be fine,” Unified Police Department Sgt. Melody Cutler said.

When police got there, they said they were able to track the suspect inside his car outside the yoga studio. They then took him into custody. 

Police said the investigation is ongoing. Currently, they said they have not yet secured the suspect’s weapon. 

In addition, police said the suspect lives nearby and they intend to get a search warrant.

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

(Pics courtesy Rae Armijo)...
Lauren Steinbrecher

Friday storm floods streets, homes around Utah

Thunderstorms Friday brought rain and hail to Utah, causing water to build up and flow through streets and homes in communities around the state.
1 day ago
FILE: Davis School District....
Mike Anderson

Davis School District adds resources to handle COVID-19

The Davis School District is shifting their approach to COVID, putting more decisions in the hands of parents while getting more funds to help monitor the virus.
1 day ago
(Unified Police Department Millcreek Precinct)...
Madison Swenson

Police searching for man missing from Millcreek area

Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating a 43-year-old man who has been missing from the Millcreek area of Salt Lake County since Thursday afternoon.
1 day ago
Ayanna Likens

Utah Treasure Hunts launch another $20,000 race

The race is on – Utah Treasure Hunts launched another quest with $20,000 up for grabs.
1 day ago
Ladd Egan

Amid increased need and dwindling supplies, Tabitha’s Way holds food drive on Saturday

Tabitha’s Way food pantry says donations are down at the same time that demand for food assistance has gone up.
1 day ago
Police located a car involved in an American Fork, Utah parking lot shooting. A child in the back s...
Larry D. Curtis

BREAKING: Man wanted in AF AMBER Alert now in police custody

A 29-year-old man who was shot at by police and eluded law enforcement for several days, has now been booked into the Utah County Jail.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

tips how to quit smoking...

7 Tips How to Quit Smoking | Quitting Smoking Might be One of the Hardest Things You Ever Do but Here’s Where You Can Start

Quitting smoking cigarettes can be incredibly difficult. Here are 7 tips how to quit smoking to help you on your quitting journey.
Photo: Storyblocks...
Blue Stakes of Utah 811

Blue Stakes of Utah 811: 5 Reasons To Call 811 Before You Dig When Working in Your Yard

Call before you dig. Even at home, you could end up with serious injuries or broken utilities just because you didn't call Blue Stakes of Utah 811.
Days of...
Days of '47 Rodeo

TRIVIA: How well do you know your rodeo? Take this quiz before you go to the Days of ’47!

The Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo presented by Zions Bank is a one-of-a-kind Gold Medal Rodeo being held July 20-23, 25 at 7:30 PM. The Days of ’47 Rodeo How well do you know your rodeo trivia? Take the quiz to test your know-all before heading out to the Days of ’47 Rodeo at the […]
cyber security through multi factor authentication setup...
Les Olson IT

How multi factor authentication setup helps companies stay safe

Multi factor authentication (MFA) setup is an important security measure that every company should implement for their workers. It’s also wise to install it for your personal and home accounts.
Lighting Design

Check out these stunning lamps with stained glass shades

Lamps with stained glass shades are statement pieces that are more than simply aesthetic. They also meet a functional requirement: to light up a room.
Address Bar of internet browser shows internet access...

Utah voters 50+ support increased access to Internet

The AARP surveyed Utah voters aged 50 plus about internet access and if they support the expansion of broadband, especially in rural areas currently lacking it.
Utah man kicked out of yoga studio fires gun in multiple cities