SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Oct. 31, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Salt Lake City Police officials confirmed Monday afternoon that a 15-year-old boy they say stabbed his 29-year-old uncle at a home in Salt Lake City Monday morning, then fled on foot, is still outstanding.
The SLCPD had previously tweeted the suspect had been located soon after the incident in the area of 820 W. Fremont Ave. just after 11:15 a.m.
Police said Tuesday the uncle confronted his juvenile nephew about his runaway status and about being in his home. A struggle ensued and the juvenile stabbed the victim. Other family members came to the aid of the victim and the suspect fled the scene holding the knife. The victim was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
The suspect has been identified however he has not been located.
At 4:45 p.m., the department tweeted that it had received further information that indicates the suspect has not been found, and is considered armed and dangerous due to the fact that he was carrying a knife when he fled north from the scene.
Police said the suspect, Fransisco Gutierrez, is 5-feet-5-inches tall, with long brown hair, a black hoodie and tan shorts.
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