Update: Police ID suspect who was shot, killed fleeing Salt Lake City home invasion

Police and crime lab personnel are at the scene of a shooting and car crash in downtown Salt Lake City on Tuesday night, May 14, 2019. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Patrick Benedict

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, May 15, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Police have identified the man killed in a fatal shooting Tuesday night near 200 North and 600 West.

“The suspect driver who was killed after last night’s home invasion robbery was identified as 18-year-old Abubakar Mohammad,” the Salt Lake City Police Department said in a tweet Wednesday afternoon.

According to Salt Lake City police, the incident began at about 10 p.m. with a home invasion at 245 Rendon Court.

The 18-year-old male driver of the car that was involved in the home invasion, subsequently identified as Mohammad, was fatally wounded when someone from inside the home came out and shot at him.

The vehicle was in motion and crashed a short way down the street, tipping onto its side after hitting a traffic island.

Police say the other suspects in the vehicle were able to get out and run away, but they were rounded up a short while later at the nearby North Temple TRAX station as officers with K-9 units combed the area.

It hasn’t been determined how many times Mohammad was hit, but police found several shell casings in the street.

The other suspects, all male, are 18-year-old Jordan Audinatte and two 17-year-olds who are not being identified because of their juvenile status. All are in custody.

Police said the home invasion appears to be drug-related.

Officers were on scene throughout the night, gathering evidence and talking with possible witnesses; however most neighbors in the area have been reluctant to discuss what, if anything, they may have seen.

The chaos of the night gave way to calm as daylight broke and police left the area, but the investigation continues.

Anyone who has any information about this case, or video of the incident, is asked to call SLCPD at 801-799-3000.


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