Police Name a Suspect in Triple Murder

Police Name a Suspect in Triple Murder


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Samantha Hayes reporting Police have a suspect in the murder of three people over the weekend. The shootings happened early Saturday morning at a 7-11 convenience store near the Utah State Fairpark in Salt Lake City.

After interviewing family members of the victims Monday afternoon, police have determined that Luis Alberto Salinas may be responsible for the murders.

Police say he was the boyfriend of the youngest victim, 22 year old Lorie Roberta Gurule. Police say there is a history of domestic violence between the two.

Also killed in the shooting were 40 year old Juan Alberto Ruiz and 30 year old Aristeo Torres.

This young man worked with Torres.

Jose Jaimes/friend of the victim: "HE WAS MY BOSS AT WORK AND HE WAS LIKE A DAD TO ME BECAUSE I KNEW HIM VERY MUCH. HE SHOWED ME A LOT OF STUFF. WE WORKED A LOT. HE MADE ME LAUGH AND IT WAS A LOT OF FUN."

Friends say the three victims were hanging out at Torres's house when they went to get cigarettes at the 7-11. Police say Gurule's boyfriend was following them.

Captain Mark Peck/ Salt Lake City Police: "THERE WAS NO DOUBT HE WAS OUT THERE ACTIVELY LOOKING FOR HER. HE WAS LOOKING TO FIND HER AND I DON'T KNOW WHETHER HIS INTENTION WAS TO CONFRONT HER, OR IF HE HAD OTHER INTENTIONS AT THAT TIME."

Police say Salinas is 22 years old, 5'6'' about a 120 pounds. Dark eyes, short black hair and is possibly driving a 1994 Chevy Camaro with license plate 476LXP.

Police don't think the two male victims had anything to do with Salinas, but were in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Police are urging anyone with information on the suspect to call them.

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