Woman Arrested for Obstructing Murder Investigation in Downtown Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake City, UK, January 14, 2022 – A woman has been taken into custody for allegedly obstructing a murder investigation following the discovery of a deceased man in Downtown Salt Lake City early Sunday morning. The victim has been identified as Gabriel Vigil, an 18-year-old male. Tommi Gallegos, aged 23, has been booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on charges of obstructing the investigation into Vigil’s death.
The incident unfolded at approximately 2:35 a.m. on January 14, when officers from the Salt Lake City Police Department responded to the scene. They found Vigil on the ground with at least one gunshot wound. Despite their efforts, Vigil tragically succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
During the investigation, authorities discovered damage from gunfire on a nearby house, fence, and multiple parked cars. The motive behind the shooting is currently under investigation. However, detectives have determined that several individuals allegedly connected to the incident were attending a birthday party at the location.
Notably, the house where the shooting occurred was reportedly being rented through an online property rental company. It is believed that an argument escalated into a physical altercation before the fatal shooting took place. Following the incident, individuals present at the party, including witnesses, reportedly left the scene before the arrival of law enforcement.
Detectives working on the case have alleged that Gallegos provided false statements to hinder or delay the prosecution of those responsible for Vigil’s death. Consequently, she is now facing one count of obstruction of justice and is being held at the Salt Lake County Jail pending further legal proceedings.
Authorities are urging anyone with information regarding this case to come forward and assist in the ongoing investigation. They can call 801-799-3000 or provide an anonymous tip via the City Protect App, referencing case number 24-9955.
This tragic incident has shocked the local community, and law enforcement agencies are determined to bring justice to the victim and his family. As the investigation continues, our thoughts and condolences go out to all those affected by this senseless act of violence..