EDITOR’S NOTE: After the original release of the picture attached to this article, police realized some of the people pictured are minors. We have taken the photo of them down.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4) — The Salt Lake City Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a group of people, possibly teenagers, who were allegedly involved in the aggravated assault of a Gateway store employee.
SLCPD received a call on Nov. 25 around 6:28 p.m. about a large group of people “actively assaulting” an employee of a store at the Gateway. The suspects left the mall and ran away while officers were still on their way.
Detectives later learned that a 38-year-old man had an argument with the group, leading the suspects to surround and assault him.
Gold Cross Ambulance transported the man to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The investigation into the assault also revealed that the same group of people had been escorted out of another downtown mall by security for causing a disturbance before the alleged aggravated assault at the Gateway.
Police said they are investigating the case as an aggravated assault with a riot enhancement because of the number of people involved.
If anyone recognizes anyone in the group, call 801-799-3000 and reference case 22-232961.
There is no other information available at the moment.