SALT LAKE CITY

Man charged for running over his wife at SLC airport

Apr 13, 2022, 1:22 PM | Updated: 2:44 pm
Police crime scene tape at scene where a man ran over wife...
The airport scene after Sturgeon hit his wife. Photo credit: Salt Lake City Police Department.

SALT LAKE CITY — The man arrested for hitting his wife in a parking garage at Salt Lake International airport now faces charges related to her death.

The Salt Lake County District Attorney charged 38-year-old Shawn Sturgeon with manslaughter, criminal homicide, and domestic violence in front of a child.

Witness statements and video show Sturgeon yelling at his wife before he hit her with his car on April 4 at 615 N. Park Plaza, which is a parking garage at the Salt Lake International Airport.

Charging documents claim that Shawn Sturgeon had a blood alcohol level of .05 at the time of the incident.

When the Salt Lake City Police Department arrived on the scene, they found 29-year-old Charlotte Sturgeon with critical injuries. She later died from those injuries.

An initial investigation found that the couple had just arrived home from a vacation. Sturgeon reportedly placed his wife into the car and drove the vehicle from the garage to the airport parking payment booths where he asked for help.

Sturgeon was later booked into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail.

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