SALT LAKE CITY – Salt Lake City Police Officers safely arrested a 34-year-old man on Thursday evening. The gunman was arrested for domestic violence near 1100 E. Ramona Ave. after police received a 911 call from a woman asking for help.
The victim reported that a family member, later identified as Austin Trivett, was intoxicated and firing shots outside. Officers arrived at the scene less than six minutes after receiving the emergency call.
Once there, officers learned that the victim had left the residence. But they said they were able to locate her nearby. She was taken to a safe place.
More than a dozen SLCPD officers and sergeants surrounded the house to arrest the gunman. Trivett stormed out of the house, but officers said they were able to defuse the situation and took him into custody.
Trivett was taken to the Salt Lake County Metropolitan Jail on suspicion of domestic violence, aggravated assault and discharging a firearm.
Police Lt. Lisa Pascadlo, the incident commander on scene, praised the officers for their safe handling of the situation.
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Domestic Violence Resources
The Utah Coalition Against Domestic Violence operates a 24-hour confidential statewide hotline at 1-800-897-LINK (5465). Resources are also available online: udvc.org.
People in abusive relationships can get help by contacting: