SALT LAKE CITY - One person is under arrest and at least one other wanted in connection with the beating and shooting of a man who was found late Wednesday night lying along Highland Drive in Sugar House.
31-year-old Britney Flint-Jones is being held in the Salt Lake County Jail on multiple charges including aggravated assault and kidnapping. According to her jail booking statement, Jones admitted to luring the victim to her apartment on Stratford Avenue, then beating him.
Police aren't saying anything about a possible motive in the case, but neighbors think it had something to do with a rape call from the same apartment the night before the shooting.
"And overheard cops saying there was a sexual assault call the previous evening and this indeed was a revenge," said one neighbor, who didn't want to be identified.
Neighbor Bob Abeyta he heard five gunshots then a man screaming for help, and finally police sirens. That man was found laying in the middle of nearby Highland Drive, a victim of a beating.
"Was beaten with some kind of club, also received a gunshot wound," said Salt Lake City Police Lt. Dave Craycroft.
According to her booking statement, police say Jones and two others held the victim against his will with the intent to assault him. Jones allegedly admitted to police that she locked the door to the apartment after the victim entered and allegedly admitted to assaulting him with a bat and punching him.
The victim was able to escape the apartment by jumping through a glass window, the statement says, and then two unidentified assailants chased him and shot him in the back, causing serious bodily injury.
Police are now asking for the public's help in locating 32-year-old Anthony Lamar Vick, who is wanted for attempted homicide. Investigators have secured a $1 million bail warrant for Vick. He is considered armed and dangerous.
Vick's last known residence was in Murray, Utah. He's described as a black man, 5-feet-6-inches tall, around 240 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Salt Lake City police at 801-799-3000. Callers may remain anonymous.
Submit a confidential tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES). Start the message with the word TIPSLCPD — which routes it to the correct police department — followed by the relevant information. Reference: case #13- 82114.
Police looking for suspect in overnight Sugar House shooting