Tip leads Salt Lake City detectives to arrest downtown shooting suspect in Oregon

The fatal shooting Friday left a 32-year-old man dead.

(Salt Lake City Police Department) A man was shot to death Friday, Dec. 10, 2021, outside this Maverik convenience store at 310 S. 900 East.

Salt Lake City police detectives on Wednesday apprehended a person in Oregon accused of fatally shooting a 32-year-old man Friday at a downtown gas station.

Homicide detectives coordinated with Oregon authorities to arrest the individual on unrelated charges, police said. Investigators learned the person’s name and location through a tip.

The shooting happened outside a Maverik convenience store at 310 South 900 East. Officers responded around 1 a.m. Friday. The man shot, later identified as Christopher James Taylor, died at the scene despite lifesaving efforts by witnesses and first responders.

Investigators believe the shooting was the result of “some sort of isolated altercation” between the gunman and Taylor, according to a news release. Witnesses told police the gunman left the scene after the shooting.

The suspected shooter is in custody in Oregon as detectives work with prosecutors there and in Salt Lake County to file formal charges related to the homicide. The suspect’s name and age was not immediately released.

Police said anyone with information related to the case may call 801-799-3000 and reference case No. 21-226389.