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2 felony charges for SLC man in West Valley shooting

2 felony charges for SLC man in West Valley shooting


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SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake man has been charged with two first-degree felonies in the shooting of West Valley resident David Lopez in March.

Richard Ray Salazar, 28, was charged Friday with aggravated assault resulting in injury, and possession and use of a firearm by a restricted person.

Witnesses said Salazar and his girlfriend, Tabatha "Sima" Fiefia, went to Lopez's West Valley apartment at 3510 W. Parkway Blvd. on March 11. After answering the door, Salazar and Lopez argued before Salazar shot Lopez in the neck, charging documents state.

Lopez was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

According to the charging documents, Fiefia was upset at Salazar for not doing anything when two men took her belongings while she was at Lopez's apartment a few days earlier.

Katie Larsen is a Deseret News intern and print journalism senior at Utah State University who graduates in December. Email:

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