Salt Lake shooting suspect under arrest after shots fired at Gateway Inn

Aug 5, 2022, 1:34 PM
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SLC Police arrested a man in connection with a shooting at the Gateway Inn Friday morning. (Salt Lake City Police Department)
(Salt Lake City Police Department)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department arrested a 42-year-old man for allegedly shooting another man early Friday morning.

According to a press release, emergency responders in Salt Lake were notified about the shooting at the Gateway Inn, at 819 W. North Temple St. in Salt lake City.

Due to the nature of the incident, dispatchers sent paramedics as well as officers to the scene.

When first responders arrived, a 42-year-old man was found bleeding from his stomach. He was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital.

Later, when Salt Lake City Police noticed a car leaving the Gateway Inn, they followed it. After a traffic stop, police said they arrested Anthony Griffin, age 42, as a suspect in the shooting.

Police said they found a handgun in Griffin’s shoulder bag. They later determined the firearm was stolen. In addition, officers found nine grams of cocaine and a large amount of cash in Griffin’s possession.

Griffin was booked into the Salt Lake County jail for the following:

  • felony discharge of a firearm,
  • possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, and
  • distributing/offering/arranging distribution of a controlled substance.

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