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SLCPD arrest two people in connection to a Wednesday shooting
SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City Police announced Thursday night the arrest of two individuals in connection to a fatal shooting Wednesday evening at 1665 S. Riverside Drive.
Police say Oliver Spencer Avila-Jimenez, 23, and Julio Steven Cardona, 30, have been booked into the Salt Lake County Jail in connection to the death of 35-year-old Guthrie Serawop.
Police believe that Avila-Jimenez got into a fight with Serawop. Additionally, police say the suspect allegedly shot several rounds with at least one striking Serawop.
Serawop was transported to a hospital where he later died.
During the police investigation of the Wednesday shooting, video surveillance was viewed by law enforcement personnel. It showed Cardona allegedly handling and carrying a firearm. The video then shows him allegedly hand it to Avila-Jimenez.
Police say Cardona is a restricted person and it is illegal for him to be possession of a firearm.
As such, police say Cardona has been charged for investigation of purchasing, transferring, possession or use of a firearm by a restricted person.
Avila-Jimenez has been booked for investigation of murder and obstruction of justice.
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