UPDATE: Rose Park armed suspect in police custody
Dec 18, 2022, 1:20 PM | Updated: 10:14 pm
SALT LAKE CITY — A large number of police officers and a police helicopter were searching for a suspected gunman in Salt Lake City’s Rose Park area.
The incident happened at approximately 12:15.
Salt Lake Police sent a tweet that said they had closed several roads from Sterling Dr. to 800 N. and 1200 W. and American Beauty.
— Shelby Lofton (@newswithShelby) December 18, 2022
KSL reporter Shelby Lofton said the search followed a chase on foot. Police launched a drone to help with the search. They also asked for a K-9 to help.
Police urged people to avoid the area and residents to stay inside their home.
According to a press release, a Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter, SLCPD drones and the SLCPD K9 Squad were all assisting in the investigation.
Police located the suspect at approximately 2 p.m. in the area of 1100 West Talisman Dr.
After an extensive search of the neighborhood, our officers found and safely took the suspect into custody.
All road closures will be lifted soon.
— Salt Lake City Police (@slcpd) December 18, 2022
The relationship between the suspect and the victim of the alleged aggravated assault is not known at this time.