Salt Lake man, 28, killed in Glendale neighborhood shooting

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(Mike DeBernardo, KSL TV, File)



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Update:

Homicide detectives have taken Alex Mendoza Jr., 19, into police custody, according to the Salt Lake City Police Department. Witness interviews led detectives to arrest Mendoza at his residence.


SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake man has died after suffering a gunshot wound early Saturday.

Salt Lake police say Emilio Salazar, 28, succumbed to injuries he sustained in the shooting at 1172 W. California Ave. (1300 South).

Officers were called on a report of shots fired at the home just before 2 a.m. When officers arrived, they found Salazar with a gunshot wound, said Salt Lake Police Lt. Bill Manzanares, who declined to disclose where Salazar was shot.

He was taken to a hospital in "extremely critical condition," Manzanares said.

"Detectives are on scene attempting to figure out what happened. We do not have a suspect in custody at this time. There is no danger right now to the community, but we're still trying to figure out what happened," the lieutenant said.

He said the house where the shooting occurred has "gang-related ties" and the occupants were not cooperating with police.

"Most of the information that we're getting, we're getting from neighbors," Manzanares said.

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Ashley Imlay covers state politics and breaking news for KSL.com. A lifelong Utahn, Ashley has also worked as a reporter for the Deseret News and is a graduate of Dixie State University.

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