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One injured, one in custody after shooting in Salt Lake City, police say

Jun 11, 2023, 7:36 PM | Updated: Jun 12, 2023, 11:36 am

Salt Lake City police on the scene of a shooting at 100 S 300 E. (KSL TV)...

Salt Lake City police on the scene of a shooting at 100 S 300 E. (KSL TV)


SALT LAKE CITY — One person was injured, and another is in police custody after a Sunday shooting near downtown Salt Lake City.

Salt Lake City police Detective, Michael Ruff, told KSL TV the shooting happened in the area of 100 S. 300 East at approximately 6 p.m.

Ruff said that the 23-year-old male victim was shot but had non-life-threatening injuries and got himself to the hospital.

“The suspect then continued south on 300 East, and about 250 South 300 East, more rounds were fired,” Ruff said. “No one was struck by (the rounds), no property damages or injuries.”

The suspect was identified on Monday as  30-year-old Johnny Cuevas.

Police said Cuevas was found near the Salt Lake City Public Library and was taken into custody without incident. Police also found the gun used in this shooting.

Police believe the suspect and the victim know each other and were in a fight before the shooting.

Officers determined there were two crime scenes in this incident.

The first is located at 105 South 300 East which is where officers believe the suspect shot the victim.

The second is located at 250 South 300 East which is where officers believe Cuevas  shot toward a second person as he fled the scene. That shooting did not injure the person.

Officers have booked Cuevas into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on one felony count of aggravated assault, three felony counts of discharging a firearm, one felony count of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, and one misdemeanor count of obstruction of justice.

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One injured, one in custody after shooting in Salt Lake City, police say