GUN VIOLENCE

UPDATE: Teen killed in Sugarhouse shooting; suspect loose

Sep 10, 2023, 10:02 AM | Updated: 12:22 pm

Salt Lake City Police investigate a shooting at 909 East 2100 South on September 10, 2023. (SLCPD)...

Salt Lake City Police investigate a shooting at 909 East 2100 South on September 10, 2023. (SLCPD)

(SLCPD)

UPDATE: The victim has been identified by police as J’kye Lovell Ray Watkins who died in the hospital shortly after this story was published. Police stated that Watkins’ death marks the thirteenth homicide in Salt Lake City in 2023.


SUGARHOUSE, Utah — An 18-year-old man was critically injured by gunshot wounds early Sunday morning. Police have not found a suspect and are asking for any public information to be relayed.

Early Sunday morning at 1:34 a.m., several 9-1-1 calls were made about a shooting in front of a Walgreens at 909 E. 2100 S.

The victim was lying on the pavement in extremely critical condition when police arrived. They immediately began assisting with life-saving efforts and the victim was rushed by paramedics to the hospital.

Detectives shut down surrounding roads to search for any suspects. Witnesses said one or possibly more suspects left in a car but didn’t see where it was going.

There was a fight that broke out just before the shooting, but officers are unsure if the two events are related. Police said there is no immediate threat to the public.

Investigators believe there were multiple witnesses that left the scene of the shooting before police arrived, and they are urging those people to come forward so they can piece together the timeline of events.

All information related to the shooting, or the events surrounding it can be relayed to detectives at 801-799-3000.

KSL 5 TV Live

Gun Violence

The scene of the carjacking and shooting that happened April 3 outside of a Murray EOS Fitness...

Pat Reavy, KSL.com

2 men face federal charges in attempted carjacking, shooting at Murray gym

A carjacking attempt that turned into a shootout in a Murray gym parking lot earlier this month has resulted in federal charges filed against two Utah men.

3 days ago

Tyrese Simmons, the man accused of firing into a Dallas apartment and killing a 9-year-old girl in ...

Robbie Owens, KTVT via CNN

Rapper accused of fatally shooting 9-year-old girl could get plea deal

Tyrese Simmons, a man accused of firing into a Dallas apartment and killing a 9-year-old girl in a feud with another rapper, could get a plea deal.

8 days ago

Thomas Yazzie was shot at a TRAXX station....

Lauren Steinbrecher

Family of man shot by juvenile at TRAX station shares update on recovery

The family of a man shot at a South Salt Lake TRAX station last week is sharing their sadness over what unfolded, as they work to get support for his recovery.

12 days ago

Utah legislators, supporters of the new law, and Lt. Gov. Deidre Henderson at a press conference to...

Daniel Woodruff

New Utah school safety law earns praise from victims’ families, but cost concerns persist

Family members who lost children in the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history came to Utah to celebrate a new law aimed at making schools safer.

12 days ago

A manhunt was underway for Skylar Meade and an accomplice after Meade escaped custody during an ear...

Mark Thiessen, Associated Press

Idaho inmate who escaped during hospital ambush faces court hearing

An Idaho white supremacist prison gang member accused of escaping from a Boise hospital that left three corrections officers with gunshot wounds is now due to have a court hearing Monday afternoon.

14 days ago

trax platform...

Andrew Adams and Larry D. Curtis, KSL TV

2 injured in shooting at TRAX stop, gunman at large

Two people were shot Thursday after a confrontation at a TRAX station, leaving one person in critical condition.

18 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Women hold card for scanning key card to access Photocopier Security system concept...

Les Olson

Why Printer Security Should Be Top of Mind for Your Business

Connected printers have vulnerable endpoints that are an easy target for cyber thieves. Protect your business with these tips.

Modern chandelier hanging from a white slanted ceiling with windows in the backgruond...

Lighting Design

Light Up Your Home With These Top Lighting Trends for 2024

Check out the latest lighting design trends for 2024 and tips on how you can incorporate them into your home.

Technician woman fixing hardware of desktop computer. Close up....

PC Laptops

Tips for Hassle-Free Computer Repairs

Experiencing a glitch in your computer can be frustrating, but with these tips you can have your computer repaired without the stress.

Close up of finger on keyboard button with number 11 logo...

PC Laptops

7 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Laptop to Windows 11

Explore the benefits of upgrading to Windows 11 for a smoother, more secure, and feature-packed computing experience.

Stylish room interior with beautiful Christmas tree and decorative fireplace...

Lighting Design

Create a Festive Home with Our Easy-to-Follow Holiday Prep Guide

Get ready for festive celebrations! Discover expert tips to prepare your home for the holidays, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for unforgettable moments.

Battery low message on mobile device screen. Internet and technology concept...

PC Laptops

9 Tips to Get More Power Out of Your Laptop Battery

Get more power out of your laptop battery and help it last longer by implementing some of these tips from our guide.

UPDATE: Teen killed in Sugarhouse shooting; suspect loose