CRIME

One dead in SLC shooting as police search for suspects

Oct 13, 2023, 5:50 AM | Updated: 5:24 pm

SALT LAKE CITY — One person was shot and killed in downtown Salt Lake City Friday morning, and police are asking the public for help in locating any suspects.

The Salt Lake City Police Department said officers responded to the area of 600 East and 200 South after a person called 911 and reported finding someone on the ground before 2 a.m. Friday.

Emergency crews responded and attempted life-saving efforts but the man died on scene.

Salt Lake City Police identified him as 23-year-old Rory Swimm.

Detectives asked community members who live or work within the area between 100 South to 400 South and 500 East to 700 East to review home or business security cameras between 1:15 a.m. and 2 a.m. on Friday. Detectives are interested in reviewing any footage that may show a group of people walking together or any vehicles coming or leaving the area at a high rate of speed.

“The victim was likely walking with a group of people when there was some sort of argument between another person or another group of people. That altercation, that fight, ultimately ended in gunshot,” said SLCPD spokesperson Brent Weisberg.

The suspect, or suspects, then got into a car and left the area.

“Violent crime in Salt Lake City is down right now, but obviously, when something like this happens, we know that it’s unsettling,” Weisberg said.

Police say it is possible the suspect or suspects may have left evidence behind. Anyone who finds something that may look suspicious was asked not to touch it and give police a call.

600 East was closed between 200 South and 300 South through 7 a.m. Friday. Eastbound traffic on 200 South reopened also reopened Friday morning.

Friday’s shooting marked the 14th homicide in Salt Lake City this year, according to police.

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One dead in SLC shooting as police search for suspects