SLCPD arrests three suspects in Sunday morning shooting investigation

Oct 1, 2023, 2:30 PM

Photo of a SLCPD cruiser...

A Salt Lake City Police Department investigation resulted in the arrest of three individuals involved in a shooting early Sunday morning. (Credit: Salt Lake City Police Dept)

(Credit: Salt Lake City Police Dept)

SALT LAKE CITY — A Salt Lake City Police Department investigation resulted in the arrest of three individuals involved in a shooting early Sunday morning.

The investigation began at approximately 12:17 a.m. on Oct 1. According to a press release, a community member called 911 to report a shooting at Westpoint Park.

Upon the officer’s arrival, they found a 21-year-old man had been shot in the arm. Following this, an officer applied a tourniquet to the victim’s arm. Paramedics then transported him to an area hospital with a minor injury.

Through its investigation, the SCLPD Gang Unit learned that the victim had gone to the park to engage in a fight. Allegedly, three other individuals, Yonathan Hernandez-Aguila, 21, Abdiaziz Ibrahim, 20, and Luis Leal-Vergara, 19, also went to the park to fight. It was Hernandez-Aguila who allegedly shot the victim, according to the press release. The three suspects fled in a car before authorities arrived on the scene.

Officers were able to track them down, finding them in Kearns, Utah, and then arresting them.

According to the press release, Hernandez-Aguila has been booked into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on charges of aggravated assault, felony discharge of a firearm and riot. Ibrahim and Leal-Vergara were booked into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on charges of felony riot.

The investigation is ongoing.

Keep reading

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Crime, Police + Courts

A photo taken of Matthew Perry in 2022....

Clayre Scott

Criminal investigation opened in relation to Matthew Perry’s death

A criminal investigation has been opened in relation to Matthew Perry's death due to high levels of ketamine found in his blood.

13 hours ago

Dr Kathy Raven, a forensic pathologist testifies about tammy daybell's cause of death...


Forensic pathologist called by defense says Tammy Daybell’s cause of death ‘undetermined’

A forensic pathologist testified in the murder trial of Chad Daybell that the death of his wife, Tammy Daybell, would be best classified as "undetermined."

16 hours ago

Police officers were responding Wednesday to a “confirmed active shooter” in a building at the ...

Sam Herrera

Suspect killed after alleged kidnapping in Millcreek

The Unified Police Department said officers got a call about a suspected kidnapping and hostage situation in Millcreek before the officer-involved shooting.

19 hours ago

Former U.S. President Donald Trump returns to the courtroom after a break on the first day of his t...

Sam Herrera

Defense rests case in Trump hush money trial

The defense in the hush money trial rested its case just a day after the prosecution rested.

23 hours ago

DeAnn Rasmussen Kilgore at the cemetery where her first husband, Jordan Rasmussen, is buried, March...

Amy Donaldson

Letters lead to meeting killer, life-changing moment

SANDY – The question made her stomach churn. DeAnn Rasmussen Kilgore listened as her sister-in-law explained that not only had she written a letter forgiving the man who killed DeAnn’s husband, but he’d written back.  “I distinctly remember when she called me and told me that she had received a reply to her letter,” DeAnn […]

1 day ago

one of chad daybell and tammy daybell's children, daughter Emma Murray takes the stand...

Collin Leonard,

Chad Daybell daughter says her mother’s health was declining before she died

Chad Daybell's daughter Emma Murrary took the stand as the defense in the Chad Daybell murder trial began presenting its case Monday.

2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

a doctor putting her hand on the chest of her patient...

Intermountain Health

Intermountain nurse-midwives launch new gynecology access clinic

An access clinic launched by Intermountain nurse-midwives provides women with comprehensive gynecology care.

Young couple hugging while a realtor in a suit hands them keys in a new home...

Utah Association of Realtors

Buying a home this spring? Avoid these 5 costly pitfalls

By avoiding these pitfalls when buying a home this spring, you can ensure your investment will be long-lasting and secure.

a person dressed up as a nordic viking in a dragon boat resembling the bear lake monster...

Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Legend of the Bear Lake Monster

The Bear Lake monster has captivated people in the region for centuries, with tales that range from the believable to the bizarre.


Live Nation Concerts

All the artists coming to Utah First Credit Union Amphitheatre (formerly USANA Amp) this summer

Summer concerts are more than just entertainment; they’re a celebration of life, love, and connection.

Mother and cute toddler child in a little fancy wooden cottage, reading a book, drinking tea and en...

Visit Bear Lake

How to find the best winter lodging in Bear Lake, Utah

Winter lodging in Bear Lake can be more limited than in the summer, but with some careful planning you can easily book your next winter trip.

Happy family in winter clothing at the ski resort, winter time, watching at mountains in front of t...

Visit Bear Lake

Ski more for less: Affordable ski resorts near Bear Lake, Utah

Plan your perfect ski getaway in Bear Lake this winter, with pristine slopes, affordable tickets, and breathtaking scenery.

SLCPD arrests three suspects in Sunday morning shooting investigation