Woman Arrested for Obstructing Murder Investigation in Salt Lake City
Salt Lake City, Utah – In a shocking turn of events, detectives from the Salt Lake City Police Department’s Homicide Squad have arrested a woman for allegedly obstructing a murder investigation. The investigation began on Sunday when the body of 18-year-old Gabriel Vigil was discovered.
Vigil was found on the ground near 350 E. 800 South, with at least one gunshot wound, according to a statement from the SLCPD. Detectives have now identified the suspect as 23-year-old Tommi Gallegos, who has been booked into the Salt Lake County Metro Jail on one count of obstruction of justice, a second-degree felony.
The incident occurred during a birthday party at a rented house. An argument escalated into a fight, and shots were fired. Witnesses at the party and in the area reported seeing several people involved in the altercation. However, Gallegos initially denied any knowledge or involvement in the incident.
Further investigation revealed that Gallegos and another woman, who has not yet been charged, were actually outside the house at the time of the shooting. The witnesses also stated that the other woman believed she may have been hit by a bullet in the leg, but no gunshot wound was found.
Gallegos has been accused of making false statements to hinder the investigation. Additional witnesses described a male arguing with a female and physically assaulting her before leaving the party with a group of other males. Gallegos and the other woman were said to have known and invited these individuals, further implicating them in the case.
Gallegos is currently being held without bail. The Salt Lake City Police Department will continue to investigate the motive behind the shooting and gather more evidence to ensure justice is served.
This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of cooperation in criminal investigations and the consequences of obstructing justice. The Salt Lake City community is urged to come forward with any additional information that may assist in this case.
The location of the incident, near 350 E. 800 South, is a vibrant neighborhood in Central City, Salt Lake City. This area is known for its diverse community and lively atmosphere, making this tragic event all the more shocking.
As the investigation progresses, Gephardt Daily will provide updates on any additional arrests and charges filed in connection with this case. The Salt Lake City Police Department remains committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of its residents, and will not rest until justice is served for Gabriel Vigil and his loved ones.