2 arrested in a shooting in Salt Lake City that killed 1 and injured 2

The person killed in the shooting is said to have been part of an attempted robbery, police said.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Salt Lake City police look through car windows while investigating a shooting at the Pebble Creek Apartments at 1700 S on Monday, June 6, 2022 that killed one person and injured two became.

Salt Lake City police arrested two people in connection with a shooting Monday at an apartment complex in Salt Lake City that left one dead and two injured.

According to a department press release, an 18-year-old man and 20-year-old woman were arrested by Enoch police Wednesday night after fleeing to Cedar City the night of the shooting. The Salt Lake Tribune generally does not name suspects until they have been charged with a crime.

Arrest documents say the two had a plan to attack and rob the occupants of the apartment where the shooting took place. The plan involved another man and 19-year-old Anthony Wheatley, who was fatally shot in the attempted robbery.

The 20-year-old woman told police she arranged the robbery with Wheatley after one of the residents posted on social media that he had marijuana. She allegedly sent messages to the resident to make him believe she was romantically interested in gaining access to the apartment, according to detention records.

Another man allegedly involved in the planned robbery told police the woman entered the apartment and left the door unlocked for the other three to follow. As the other three entered the apartment, they encountered a man, so they drew their handguns and began hitting the man.

Multiple shots were fired as a fight broke out between people in the apartment. Wheatley died in the shooting while two others were shot and one was hit with a gun.

The police announced on Monday evening that the two people who were shot were being treated in nearby hospitals. Both were in a “serious” condition on Tuesday, but one has since been discharged from hospital.

An official said Thursday that investigators had no further information about the other patient’s condition. The investigations are ongoing. 2 arrested in a shooting in Salt Lake City that killed 1 and injured 2

Joel McCord

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