1 dead, 3 arrested in home invasion, Salt Lake police say

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SALT LAKE CITY — One man is dead, three people are in custody and another person is being investigated after an attempted home invasion robbery turned deadly Tuesday.

Just after 10 p.m., two 18-year-old men and two 17-year-old boys forced their way into a house at 245 N. Rendon Court (635 West), said Salt Lake police detective Greg Wilking. Investigators believe the group was attempting to take something, but Wilking did not know what or if anything was stolen from the house.

Detectives were looking at the possibility that the home invasion was drug-related, he said.

He did not know Wednesday how many people were in the house at the time.

After the four males ran from the house, they got into a car to drive away. But one of the occupants of the house chased after them and fired several shots at the car as it was driving away, the detective said.

The driver, Abubakar Mohammad, 18, was struck and killed, causing the car to crash near 200 North and 600 West, Wilking said. The other three occupants got out and ran. Police were able to track down the group.

Jordan Ismyale-Lucas Audinette, 18, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of aggravated burglary. Two 17-year olds were booked into Salt Lake Juvenile Detention for investigation of the same charge.

Detectives were still trying to determine Wednesday afternoon who in the house was the gunman. Wilking said the occupants were not being cooperative with police.

He said it is not legal for a person to shoot at a person who is running or driving away from an incident if they are not posing an immediate threat.


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Pat Reavy is a longtime police and courts reporter. He joined the KSL.com team in 2021, after many years of reporting at the Deseret News and KSL NewsRadio before that.


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