Gun Violence

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.
3 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.
3 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.
5 days ago
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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.
9 days ago
Police tape is seen in the EOS Fitness parking lot in Murray after a shooting that left two people ...
Josh Ellis, Karah Brackin and Michael Houck, KSL TV

Victim and suspect in carjacking shooting outside a Murray gym are hospitalized

Two people were seriously injured in a shooting in a Murray gym parking lot Wednesday night.
10 days ago
Man being taken on stretcher to an ambulance figures blurred...
Lauren Steinbrecher

West Jordan man trying ‘to be funny’ allegedly shot and killed best friend

Investigators believe a joke between friends turned into the shooting death of a West Jordan man. The fatal mistake is also turning into a message police hope every gun owner can hear.
17 days ago
Handcuffs in a jail cell. (Ravell Call/Deseret News)...
Michael Houck

Teenager suspected of robbing a Roosevelt convenience store, shooting firearm

A 17-year-old boy is in police custody for allegedly holding a clerk at gunpoint and demanding cash in February.
17 days ago
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Alexander Campbell and Michael Houck, KSL TV

West Jordan teen sentenced for murder of teenager and aggravated robbery of another

A Utah teen was sentenced for first-degree felony murder and aggravated robbery after an extensive police investigation.
18 days ago
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Pay Reavy,

Teens arrested in Taysorsville kidnapping-killing investigation to face charges as adults

Two of the three boys arrested in connection with the kidnapping and killing of a Taylorsville man during an attempted robbery, according to police, were charged on Tuesday as adults with murder.
18 days ago
The Red Cliffs Utah Temple was dedicated Sunday, March 24, 2024. (2024 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc...
Mark Jones

President Henry B. Eyring dedicates the Red Cliffs Utah Temple on Sunday

President Henry B. Eyring, second counselor in the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, dedicated the Red Cliffs Utah Temple on Sunday.
20 days ago
Skylar Meade, left, and Nicholas Umphenour...
Dalia Faheid, Ashley R. Williams, Andy Rose and Camila Bernal, CNN

Police identify 2 homicide victims possibly tied to captured Idaho inmate and his accomplice

Two elderly Idaho men whose deaths authorities say are possibly linked to an Idaho inmate and his accomplice, who allegedly helped him escape police custody on Wednesday, have been identified, Idaho State Police announced Friday.
22 days ago
FILE: A Summit County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle. (KSL TV)...
Alexander Campbell

Park City local arrested for crack cocaine lab neighboring high school

Summit County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested a man for operating a clandestine drug lab within 100 feet of both a High School and house of worship on Thursday.
22 days ago
Taylorsville residents come together to grieve Alex Franco, who was shot over the weekend. (Ray Boo...
Debbie Worthen

Taylorsville residents grieve missing man shot over the weekend

Taylorsville residents are grieving Tuesday, following the death of Alex Franco, whose body was found in the West Desert.
25 days ago
FILE PHOTO of handcuffs and gavel...
Emily Ashcraft,

Utah man sent to prison for firing gun at Amazon driver who honked at him

A Utah man was ordered Monday to spend between three and five years in prison for firing a gun toward an Amazon truck driver who honked at him and his brother in July.
26 days ago
Sarah Dewberry and Jeff Winter

Pennsylvania shooting suspect barricaded with hostages in New Jersey after killing 3, town official says

A man has barricaded himself with several hostages in Trenton, New Jersey, after killing three people in Falls Township, Pennsylvania, Saturday morning, according to local officials.
28 days ago
New Mexico State Police Officer Justin Hare...
Rebekah Riess, CNN

NM State Police officer killed in apparent ambush by driver he tried to help, police say

(TUCUMCARI, New Mexico, CNN) — A New Mexico State Police officer was fatally shot early Friday when he offered to help the driver of a disabled vehicle, who responded by shooting the officer twice and driving off with his patrol car, authorities said. An arrest warrant has been issued for 32-year-old Jaremy Smith, of Marion, […]
28 days ago
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Emily Ashcraft,

Jury finds Matt Hoover guilty of murder of Provo police officer

An eight-person jury found Matt Frank Hoover guilty of aggravated murder on Friday.
29 days ago
Matt Frank Hoover walking to the Provo City Justice Court on Feb 29. (KSL TV)...
Emily Ashcraft,

Officers testify of chaotic scene 5 years ago in trial of man accused of killing Provo officer

The trial for the man accused of shooting and killing Provo police officer Joseph Shinners in 2019 is expected to end on Friday after prosecutors finished presenting evidence.
30 days ago
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Cary Schwanitz

St. George man on parole for murder sent back to prison for weapons possession

A St. George man out on parole after serving out his murder sentence has returned to prison for unlawful possession of weapons.
1 month ago
Michael Houck

Man booked for fatally shooting a man in Bountiful during alleged drug deal

A man is facing murder charges after he allegedly fatally shot another man during a drug deal that resulted in at least 18 bullets being fired. 
1 month ago
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Mary Culbertson

Police in search for shooting suspect after downtown SLC shooting

One person was injured in a downtown overnight shooting. Officers are still searching for the suspected shooter.
1 month ago
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Josh Ellis

Police: Man shot, killed by officers after presenting firearm after suspected car burglary

A man was shot and killed by police after officers said he presented a firearm "and a threat" following a pursuit through parts of the Salt Lake Valley.
1 month ago
Security footage of the two cars colliding into each other, just before gunfire was heard...
Michael Houck and Garna Mejia, KSL TV

Police: Multiple people detained after a shooting in West Valley City

West Valley City police are investigating a shooting that brought traffic to a stop Thursday evening.
1 month ago
The rugby community across the country is rallying together for a Herriman High teen who broke his ...
Lauren Steinbrecher

Rugby community supports Herriman teen after ‘freak’ field accident breaks neck

As players got pumped on the field Tuesday evening, practice for the Herriman High School Rugby varsity team wasn't just about playing.
1 month ago

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