SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug. 5, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — The Salt Lake City Police Department is investigating an overnight shooting at the Gateway Inn.
Police and paramedics were dispatched about 1:12 a.m. Friday to 819 W. North Temple St. When officers arrived they “located the victim on the ground bleeding from his stomach.”
Police performed first aid and a Gold Cross ambulance crew transported the victim to Intermountain Medical Center in critical condition. He has since been upgraded to serious condition, a SLCPD press release indicated.
“During the investigation, a SLCPD sergeant saw a car leaving the Gateway Inn and conducted a traffic stop,” police said.
According to SLCPD, “Officers learned the passenger, Anthony Griffin, was the alleged shooter.”
During a search, “… officers found a handgun in the shoulder bag Griffin had in his possession. Officers later determined the gun to be stolen.”
Police also said they located more than nine grams of cocaine and a large amount of cash during their investigation.
Griffin was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail “on one count of Felony Discharge of a Firearm, Possession of a Dangerous Weapon by a Restricted Person and Distributing/Offering/Arranging Distribution of a Controlled Substance,” police said.