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Suspect in SLC fatal shooting arrested in Oregon

Fatal shooting in SLC
Posted at 12:55 PM, Dec 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-15 16:51:29-05

SALT LAKE CITY — A suspect in a December 10 fatal shooting in downtown Salt Lake City has been arrested in Oregon, according to the Salt Lake City Police Department's Homicide Squad.

READ: Shooting at SLC gas station leaves one dead, suspect at large

The arrest stems from the shooting at the Maverik gas station at 310 South 900 East. Officers arrived at the scene after reports of shots being fired, but the suspect had already fled.

The victim was later identified as 32-year-old Christopher James Taylor.

Homicide detectives received a tip regarding the suspect’s name and his location, and coordinated with law enforcement in Oregon to make the arrest, where he is in custody on unrelated charges.

Police are working with prosecutors in Oregon and Salt Lake County to file formal charges linked to the shooting.

Because the investigation is ongoing, the suspect’s name, age, and related information is not being released at this time.

Salt Lake City Police encourage anyone with information on this case to speak to law enforcement, and may do so by calling 801-799-3000.