Federal drug officials say the shooting Friday of a man leaving a downtown convenience store was probably drug related.
The shooting victim, Arnoldo Flores-Miranda, 26, was arraigned Wednesday on federal charges of selling heroin.Miranda suffered a superficial neck wound Friday when a man ran up to Miranda's car and fired through the window as Miranda was leaving a store parking lot near 160 W. Sixth South.
Miranda told police at the time that he thought the shooting was a case of mistaken identity. But federal officers say Miranda has been under investigation for some time for heroin trafficking. The shooting was probably related to Miranda's heroin deals, said Steve Lough, special agent in charge at the Drug Enforcement Administration's Salt Lake office.
Miranda was treated at LDS Hospital, then released.
Miranda was one of two men arrested for heroin sales Wednesday. Both men were arraigned on federal charges. Miranda is being held without bail in the Salt Lake County Jail.