Salt Lake City Police investigating assault on juvenile, 17, near East High

Salt Lake City Police Vehicle. File photo: Gephardt Daily / Monico Garza / SLCScanner

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Sept. 19, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) – Salt Lake City police are investigating a serious attack on a teenager that occurred near East High Football Stadium late Friday.

A 17-year-old East High student was struck in the head with a gun, a SLCPD statement released on Sunday said.

“Based on the preliminary investigation, a 17-year-old East High School student witnessed two people quarreling,” the statement said. “That initial struggle was a domestic disorder between a woman and an 18 year old man.

“The 17-year-old physically intervened in that first fight, which resulted in a second fight between the 17-year-old and the 18-year-old. The second fight ended when the 18-year-old pulled out a gun and hit the 17-year-old in the head with the gun. No shots were fired. The suspect left the area before the officers arrived. “

The 17-year-old refused medical help, the SLCPD statement said.

“The Salt Lake City Police and the Salt Lake City School District are in contact with the victim and their parents. No further information about the student can be published. “

SLCPD School Resource Officers have identified the 18-year-old suspect and are investigating to locate him, the statement said, adding that no arrests have been made.

“The SLCPD School Resource Officers have used their close relationships with school and district administrations to ensure the safety of all students. This included developing a safety plan and providing additional officers for the school’s homecoming dance for Saturday, September 18, 2021.

“SLCPD School Resource Officers request that anyone with information regarding this incident contact 801-799-3000 and reference number 21-170870.”

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