Shots fired during arrest of wanted fugitive in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY – U.S. Deputy Marshals arrested a wanted refugee in Salt Lake City late Thursday night.

Members of the Violent Fugitive Apprehension Squad (“V-Fast”) walked into a house at 1600 West and 500 South at around 8:30 pm

Shortly after it was announced who they were and why they were there, shots were fired at them by someone in the house.

The MPs returned fire, but it appears no one was hit. When it was all over, they arrested the man they were looking for, 45-year-old Anthony Welch.

Welch is currently in jail on charges of numerous criminal offenses, including being a disabled person in possession of a gun and assaulting a police officer.

Several other people were arrested for questioning and could be arrested and charged in this case.

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