UPDATE: Suspect from SLC shooting in custody, Sunday

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SUNDAY 01/10/21 9:24 a.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Salt Lake City Police Officers have identified the suspect involved in Saturday morning’s shooting.

On January 10, officers took into custody 19-year-old Alex Mendoza for the alleged murder of Emilio Salazar.

“Last night, homicide detectives booked Alex Mendoza, 19, for the murder of Emilio Salazar. This was after nearly 24 hours of constant follow-up by detectives to take this violent criminal off the streets,” share officials.

The day before, on January 9, Salt Lake City officers arrived on scene at 1172 west California Ave. and discovered a man with a gunshot wound to the head around 1:55 a.m.

According to officials, the victim was then rushed to an area hospital, where he died shortly after.

Officers believe the shooting may have ties to gang-activity.

“I want to thank all of our officers involved in this investigation. They worked diligently in less than a 24 hour period window to find the suspect in this homicide. I am so proud of their work and dedication,” shares SLCPD Chief Mike Brown.

ORIGINAL STORY: Police Identify victim from Salt Lake City shooting, Saturday
SATURDAY 01/09/21 5:34 p.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – Salt Lake City Police Officers have identified the victim involved in Saturday morning’s shooting.

On January 9, officials identify as 28-year-old Emilio Salazar.

The incident remains under investigation.

ABC4 will update the story as it develops.

ORIGINAL STORY: Man critically injured after Salt Lake City shooting, Saturday
SATURDAY 01/09/21 9:17 a.m.

SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) – A man is in extremely critical condition following a suspected gang-related shooting, Saturday.

On January 9, Salt Lake City officers arrived on scene at 1172 west California Ave. and discovered a man with a gunshot wound to the head around 1:55 a.m.

According to officials, the victim was then rushed to an area hospital and is currently being treated for life-threatening injuries.

Officers believe the shooting may have ties to gang-activity, but it is too early in the investigation to determine.

The suspect is currently outstanding and there is not much cooperation from neighbors, shares SLCPDs Lt. Bill Manzanares.

ABC4 will update the story as it develops.

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