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Police identify suspect arrested in connection with weekend SWAT incident

Oct 18, 2022, 2:00 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 11:24 am

Salt Lake City police took two individuals into custody last week for investigation into a stolen v...

Salt Lake City police took two individuals into custody last week for investigation into a stolen vehicle and several stolen packages. (Salt Lake City Police Department)

(Salt Lake City Police Department)

SALT LAKE CITY — On Saturday, Oct. 15, a 29-year-old man was arrested in connection with a shooting that prompted a SWAT team response. 

The suspect, identified as Vaioleti Mafi, is in the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on suspicion of numerous felony charges.

Police suspect Mafi of aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, felony discharge of a firearm, possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, domestic violence in the presence of a child and misdemeanor possession or use of a controlled substance.

Initially, officers thought there was at least one other person inside the apartment. But in a press release, detectives confirmed they did not have another suspect involved in this incident.

Police did confirm that Mafi knew the victim/ Police allege Mafi broke into his family’s apartment, got into an altercation with at least one person and then allegedly fired a gun into the unit. 

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Police identify suspect arrested in connection with weekend SWAT incident