UPDATE: Possible suspect identified in South Salt Lake Maverik shooting

MONDAY 12/07/2020 10:52 a.m.

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC4) – South Salt Lake Investigators have discovered a person of interest associated with the Maverik gas station shooting, Monday.

The alleged suspect is identified as 40-year-old Justin Michael Brinton.

Officers say upon further investigation Brinton ‘frequents’ homeless tent cities in the counties of Salt Lake, Duchesne, and Roosevelt.

Anyone with information is asked to call 801-840-4000. 

“Justin should be considered armed and dangerous. Justin was last known to be driving
the Dodge Durango…  If located, call 9-1-1 do not approach,” SSL PIO, Danielle Croyle says.

ABC4 will update this story as it develops.

Identifying information released on possible suspect, police asking for help

SATURDAY 12/5/2020 2:25 p.m

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC4) — The South Salt Lake Police Department is asking for help locating shooting suspect(s) from a shooting at a Maverik gas station Friday morning.

Police say a 28-year-old man was shot in the face. He is in stable condition receiving medical treatment at a nearby hospital.

Police are looking for a gray/silver 2004 Dodge Durango with Utah plate F141EJ. The vehicle has a missing rear passenger side hub cap and a large dent on the front passenger side door.

Police say the suspect(s) are considered armed and dangerous. Do not approach the vehicle. 

Anyone with information is asked to call 801-840-4000.  

ORIGINAL STORY: Shooting at South Salt Lake Maverik station, one injured

FRIDAY 12/4/2020 7:34 a.m.

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC4) – One person has been shot at a gas station in South Salt Lake, Friday.

According to the South Salt Lake Police Department, officers responded to a shooting at a Maverik gas station in the area of 3200 South West Temple just after 6:30 a.m.

The Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center, otherwise known as VECC, tells ABC4 one person has been injured in the shooting.

Officials confirmed VECC’s information, adding the man shot is in his late 20s and has serious injuries to his face and head. Once the victim is out of surgery, police will interview him.

Officials say they are looking for a silver/ blue Dodge Durango.

There is no other information on the suspect.

Information about a possible suspect and what may have led to the incident is currently unknown.

ABC4 will update this story as it develops.

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