Salt Lake City police respond to homicide at Liberty Park

Salt Lake City police are on the scene of a homicide at Liberty Park on Sunday, July 4, 2021. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Patrick Benedict

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 4, 2021 (Gephardt Daily) — Police in Salt Lake City have responded to the scene of a homicide at Liberty Park.

“An altercation at Liberty Park today resulted in a homicide,” says a 3:21 p.m. tweet issued by the SLCPD.

“The suspect is in custody. Detectives are still working the case to determine exactly what happened.”

Initial information, not yet confirmed by police, suggests both the suspect and the victim were males, and the deceased had been stabbed. The scene appears to be near the center of the 80 acre park.

The park is reportedly packed with those celebrating the holiday weekend.

Gephardt Daily has a crew at the scene, and will provide updates as information becomes available.


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