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Suspect in custody after firing weapon in multiple Salt Lake area locations

Posted at 9:44 AM, Jun 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-30 00:17:41-04

SALT LAKE CITY — A man was taken into custody Wednesday after allegedly firing a weapon from his car at several locations in the Salt Lake area.

The man has been identified by police as 38-year-old Salt Lake City resident Joseph Nrsingha. He was booked into jail on five counts of felony discharge of a firearm and burglary.

According to the Unified Police Department, a call of shots fired at a home in Holladay was first received at 8:30 a.m. Shortly afterwards there were reports of a man firing shots into the air at a Chevron gas station at 3900 South and Wasatch Boulevard, and then a nearby Macey's store.

Witnesses told police that the man was shooting a gun through a vehicle window.

Salt Lake City yoga studio suspect
A suspect is taken into custody after police responded to a confrontation at a yoga studio on 700 East in Salt Lake City, Wednesday, June 29, 2022.

The owner of the Holladay home told police he owns the Kirtan Center yoga studio and that the suspect was once a member before being asked to leave after becoming aggressive with employees and members.

After firing his weapon in various locations, the unidentified man drove to the yoga studio on 700 East in Salt Lake City and had a physical altercation with an employee who suffered minor injuries.

Salt Lake City police arrived at the scene and found the suspect in his vehicle where he was placed under arrest. No one was injured by the gunfire during the incident.

Unified Police detail below what led to a suspect's arrest in Salt Lake City this morning

Police address shooting suspect in Salt Lake area

Detectives with the Salt Lake City and Unified police departments are working together to determine what charges will be filed against the suspect.

Police originally closed 700 East in the area of 700 and 800 South to traffic and nearby residents as the suspect was taken into custody.