A Salt Lake City SWAT team's search for a man wanted in connection with a shooting inside a State Street business this morning came up empty.
The team stormed an apartment inside the Express-N-Go convenience store at 1514 S. State, believing a man involved in a Friday night shooting was inside.
Salt Lake Police Lt. Scott White said an officer saw what he thought was movement or a light being turned off inside the convenience store Friday evening, leading police to believe it was occupied. They were looking for a man believed to be involved in the shooting of another man found unconscious and bleeding in a car outside the building around 5:30 p.m. Friday.
"We had a SWAT team there all night, believing that an armed suspect could be inside," White said. "When we found the building empty this morning, we continued our search. ... We know the guy we're looking for."
White said the man is a 41-year-old Asian-American, standing 5-foot-6 and weighing about 135 pounds. He's also an acquaintance of the victim, police said.
Police had not been able to interview the victim as of Saturday afternoon, White said. A personal dispute may have erupted between the two men, he said
The victim, an Asian-American man in his 30s, was in critical condition Friday night with a gunshot wound to his leg and a head injury, White said.