Taylorsville police make an arrest in a Wednesday night shooting

May 12, 2022, 6:58 PM
Taylorsville Police are investigating a road rage incident late Tuesday afternoon that sent one per...
Taylorsville Police are investigating a road rage incident that occurred late Tuesday afternoon. Photo credit: Taylorsville Police Department.

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — Taylorsville Police have made an arrest in a shooting from Wednesday night that left two men injured.

According to police, officers were called to the Atherton Park Apartments Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Once on scene, officers discovered two men who had been shot in their legs. Police say the injuries were non-life-threatening. 

According to the police investigation, a group of men was outside the apartments when another man showed up. Police say that several people then exchanged gunfire. 

Two men from the group chased after the other man, and fired shots at him, police say. 

Taylorsville shooting arrest

The man arrested in connection to the shooting is 20-year-old Francisco Estrada. According to the probable cause statement, Estrada was originally questioned as a witness. As the investigation progressed, however, police discovered Estrada to be one of the alleged shooters. 

In a post-Miranda interview, Estrada acknowledged to police that he was in possession of a firearm, while on court probation. 

The probable cause statement also states, “Witnesses observed Estrada and the other male victim (friends) provide their firearms to an unidentified party prior to officers’ arrival to the scene. Estrada claims that he did not know the person who he and his friend provided the firearms to.”

Estrada has been booked into the Salt Lake County Jail under investigation for two counts of felony discharge of a firearm, a third-degree felony. He has also been booked under investigation for possession of a firearm by a restricted person, a third-degree felony, and obstruction of justice, a third-degree felony. 

Police say the investigation is ongoing. Additional suspects are being sought. Police are asking anyone with information on this incident to call 801-963-5400.

Read more:

Today’s Top Stories


Wayne Hsiung (front) holds a piglet at Circle Four Farms in Milford, Utah (Credit: Direct Action Ev...
Elizabeth Weiler

Day 1 in ‘landmark case’ for animal rights

Animal rights activists are facing charges in the first day of in court.
12 hours ago
Maria Astorga-Chavez (left) was last seen in August of 2015 with Francisco Jesus Huerta-Martinez. H...
Chris Jacobs

Suspect in 2015 murder of West Valley City woman arrested

The suspect was on the run from law enforcement for seven years at the time of his arrest. Francisco Jesus Huerta-Martinez is now in jail.
12 hours ago
At least 127 people are dead and hundreds more injured, police say, after chaos and violence erup...
Heather Chen, Raja Razek and Kareem El Damanhoury, CNN

Indonesia stadium riot: At least 127 people reported dead following soccer match, police say

At least 127 people are dead and hundreds more injured, police say, after chaos and violence erupted late on Saturday following an Indonesian league soccer match between two of the nation's biggest teams.
3 days ago
Lisa Garner. Photo credit Draper City....
Mark Jones

Lisa Garner has support of Draper mayor to become next city judge

Draper Mayor Troy Walker is seeking the appointment of Lisa Garner as the city's next judge. The appointment must be approved by the city council on Oct. 4.
4 days ago
Two Murray police cruisers are shown...
Mark Jones

Murray Police warning public to be on lookout for scam

Several reports of a scam have been reported in Murray. According to police, a caller pretends to be from the Murray Police Department and attempts to notify a person of a warrant and insists the person pay the bail amount.
4 days ago
An electronic sign on the campus of the University of Utah was seen displaying pornography today....
Becky Bruce

Slight increase in crime on U of U campus from previous year, report says

There has been a slight increase in crime on campus over the previous year, according to a report released Friday by the University of Utah.
4 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Young woman receiving laser treatment...
Form Derm Spa

How facial plastic surgery and skincare are joining forces

Facial plastic surgery is not only about looking good but about feeling good too. The medical team at Form Spa are trained to help you reach your aesthetic outcomes through surgery and through skincare and dermatology, too.
large group of friends tohether in a park having fun...
BYU MBA at the Marriott School of Business

What differentiates BYU’s MBA program from other MBA programs

Commitment to service is at the heart of BYU’s MBA program, which makes it stand out among other MBA programs across the country.
a worker with a drill in an orange helmet installs a door in the house...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

Home improvement tip: Increase the value of your home by weatherproofing doors

Make sure your home is comfortable before the winter! Seasonal maintenance keeps your home up to date. Read our tips on weatherproofing doors.
Curb Appeal...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

How to have the best of both worlds for your house | Home security and curb appeal

Protect your home and improve its curb appeal with the latest security solutions like beautiful garage doors and increased security systems.
A paper reading IRS, internal revenue service is pictured...
Jordan Wilcox

The best strategies for dealing with IRS tax harassment | You have options!

Learn how to deal with IRS tax harassment. This guide will teach you how to stop IRS phone calls and letters, and how to handle an IRS audit.
spend a day at Bear Lake...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

You’ll love spending the day at Bear Lake | How to spend a day at Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a place that needs to be experienced. Spend a day at Bear Lake.
Taylorsville police make an arrest in a Wednesday night shooting