Detectives locate SUV from drive-by shooting, one arrested

Jul 29, 2022, 11:23 AM
(SLC Police Department)...
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SALT LAKE CITY — A man was arrested during an investigation of a drive-by shooting that occurred on July 9, 2022.

Detectives with Salt Lake City Police Department’s Gang Unit arrested 21-year-old Alexis Garcia-Flores.

Around 8:53 p.m. on Thursday, July 28,  detectives spotted an SUV used in a recent drive-by shooting, driving near 1075 West California Avenue.

Detectives tried stopping the car, but Garcia-Flores sped off.

Officers used stop-sticks to stop the vehicle and then locked down the intersection because they thought Garcia-Flores might have a gun.

After a conversation with Garcia-Flores, detectives took him into custody.

According to a release from Salt Lake City Police, “During a court-authorized search of the SUV, detectives located illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia inside. The investigation is ongoing.”

The investigation into the drive-by shooting started at 2:41 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, 2022 when police received reports of multiple gunshots near 1200 South Glendale Drive.

While responding, officers received information that a car quickly took off from the neighborhood and officers found a car with multiple bullet holes and shell casings in the road.

No injuries were ever reported.

Garcia-Flores was booked into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on suspicion of failing to respond to an officer’s signal to stop.

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