1 man arrested in SLC shooting, investigators continue search for gunman

Oct 11, 2022, 7:14 PM | Updated: Oct 17, 2022, 12:26 pm
Joseph Marquez (SLCPD)...
Joseph Marquez (SLCPD)

SALT LAKE CITY — Police in Salt Lake say they have arrested a man involved in a shooting at a State Street motel but are still looking for the man they believe pulled the trigger.

Police took 71-year-old Thomas Leroy Glasker into custody on suspicion of attempted murder and obstruction of justice but have yet to locate Joseph Marquez, 60, who investigators said is the gunman. Marquez is accused of shooting a 38-year-old man who is said to be hospitalized in critical condition.

“Based on the preliminary investigation, there was some sort of argument between the victim and Marquez,” Salt Lake City Police Department said in a press release. “Witnesses have told detectives they saw Glasker give Marquez the gun.”

Glasker is also accused of aiding Marquez by acting as a getaway driver. Marquez, is described as a Hispanic man, 6 feet tell, with a medium build. Police released a picture of him.

“Marquez should be considered armed and dangerous,” SLCPD said.

Police said the 9-1-1 call about the shooting started at 10:05 a.m. Tuesday, sending police to the Wasatch Inn on State Street where officers found a shooting victim in the parking lot. Officers starting life-saving efforts, joined by EMTS and Salt Lake City Fire Department.

Detectives said it is believed Glasker went to the Wasatch Inn to meet Marquez and saw the fight as it was happening. Because of the “extent of the victim’s injuries, homicide police are leading the investigation,” SLCPD said.

“Charges are only allegations, and every arrested person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt,” police said. “Anyone with information on this case is asked to call 801-799-3000 and reference case number 22-201391.”

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