An investigation into two men shooting out street lights led Salt Lake police to a man wanted for attempted homicide.
Just before 9 p.m. Thursday, a resident near 700 North and 1800 West called police to say a group of juveniles was shooting out the street lights in front of his house, said Salt Lake police detective Jeff Bedard.
The responding officer was taking a report from the man when he noticed two men standing down the street. He drove over to talk to them and realized one of them was carrying a shotgun, Bedard said. The officer got out of his car and held the men at gunpoint until backup arrived. Two men, ages 20 and 21, were arrested and taken to police headquarters for questioning by gang detectives in connection with several crimes, Bedard said.
Several hours later, information was obtained from those arrests that led police to another address. Just after 3 a.m., officers arrived at a house near 1800 West and 600 North and arrested Soane Fiefia, 21, for investigation of felony riot and Filimone Fiefia, 27, for investigation of attempted murder and five counts of aggravated assault.
Both men were involved in a shooting a week ago near 700 N. Redwood Road, Bedard said. In that incident, an argument between "family associates" in a parking lot resulted in several shots being fired into a van that was driving away. A 27-year-old woman inside the van was shot in the eye. She was last listed in serious but non-life threatening condition.
Several vehicles were seen leaving the area and witnesses heard more shots fired as they were driving.Two other people were arrested shortly after the shooting including Aaron Lautaimi, 20, for investigation of possession of a firearm by a restricted person, and 21-year-old Vaikalafi Lutui for investigation of discharging a firearm in the city and criminal mischief.