Salt Lake carjacking suspect dead, investigation continues

Mar 28, 2022, 8:25 AM | Updated: 4:25 pm

Update: 4:01 p.m.

Ty Goudy, a man who claimed to have been the victim of the Saturday carjacking near downtown Salt Lake, described his ordeal. The carjacking was caught in the video above by Clayton Cundy.

Goudy said he pulled up to a man on the 600 south off-ramp waving a gun.

“Guy fires a shot in the air. Kind of warning everyone… We’re boxed in. Next thing you know the man’s standing at the hood of my vehicle with his hand on the hood and the gun pointing directly at my face. And he’s looking at me and he’s yelling, he says ‘give me your car’,” Goudy said.

In a series of Instagram videos, Goudy said he was bracing to be shot and all he could think about was his wife and daughter.

He and his friend were able to get away by surrendering the car.

In his Instagram videos, Goudy described desperation in the suspect’s eyes and shared a message of compassion saying that he didn’t know what the man was going through.

Our previous coverage:

SALT LAKE CITY — Police have identified the suspect who shot at police as 38-year-old Matthew Cieslak, an Idaho native.

Two police officers are on administrative leave and the Salt Lake City Police Department continues to investigate after an armed carjacking and an officer-involved shooting in Salt Lake City on Saturday.

Police received a call about a man attempting to carjack a vehicle around 6 p.m. near 600 South and I-15 in downtown Salt Lake City. It was the suspect’s second attempt at a carjacking that day.

After an unsuccessful traffic stop, police said that shots were exchanged between the suspect and two officers in the area of 220 South Orange Street.  The suspect died on the scene.


As an investigation continues, Salt Lake City Police Chief Mike Brown is praising the officers who were involved.

“Tonight, two of our officers found themselves facing great danger as they protected our community. I am grateful for their heroic actions,” said Brown. “Our police officers reacted quickly and professionally to a public safety threat. Their actions demonstrated great courage and likely prevented any further injuries or violence in our community.”

The two officers involved in the shooting remain on administrative leave.


We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

All News

Dr Kathy Raven, a forensic pathologist testifies about tammy daybell's cause of death...


Forensic pathologist called by defense says Tammy Daybell’s cause of death ‘undetermined’

A forensic pathologist testified in the murder trial of Chad Daybell that the death of his wife, Tammy Daybell, would be best classified as "undetermined."

2 hours ago

FILE: Crossroads Urban Center is pictured in Salt Lake City on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. Advocates f...

Ashley Fredde,

Advocates urge officials to include affordable housing in new sports and entertainment district

Crossroads Urban Center wants Salt Lake officials to mandate deeply affordable housing in a new sports and entertainment district.

3 hours ago

Police officers were responding Wednesday to a “confirmed active shooter” in a building at the ...

Sam Herrera

Suspect killed after alleged kidnapping in Millcreek

The Unified Police Department said officers got a call about a suspected kidnapping and hostage situation in Millcreek before the officer-involved shooting.

5 hours ago

An aerial shot shows Maurice Abravanel Hall in Downtown Salt Lake City....

Mariah Maynes

Renovating Abravanel Hall “makes more sense,” petition organizer says

The organizer of a petition to save Abravanel Hall from demolition said that renovating the performance space will be cheaper than demolishing.

6 hours ago

A map shows the location of Turks and Caicos....

Mariah Maynes

Five Americans facing prison time in Turks and Caicos

Five American tourists are facing prison time in Turks and Caicos after traveling to the island with ammunition.

8 hours ago

Former U.S. President Donald Trump returns to the courtroom after a break on the first day of his t...

Sam Herrera

Defense rests case in Trump hush money trial

The defense in the hush money trial rested its case just a day after the prosecution rested.

9 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

a doctor putting her hand on the chest of her patient...

Intermountain Health

Intermountain nurse-midwives launch new gynecology access clinic

An access clinic launched by Intermountain nurse-midwives provides women with comprehensive gynecology care.

Young couple hugging while a realtor in a suit hands them keys in a new home...

Utah Association of Realtors

Buying a home this spring? Avoid these 5 costly pitfalls

By avoiding these pitfalls when buying a home this spring, you can ensure your investment will be long-lasting and secure.

a person dressed up as a nordic viking in a dragon boat resembling the bear lake monster...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake monster has captivated people in the region for centuries, with tales that range from the believable to the bizarre.


Live Nation Concerts

All the artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

Salt Lake carjacking suspect dead, investigation continues