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Steve Griffin, Deseret News
Salt Lake police investigate after a man was found dead following reports of shots fired in the area of 1000 West and 1580 South in Salt Lake City on Monday morning, April 15, 2019.

SALT LAKE CITY — A man was found shot to death outside a Salt Lake City home early Monday.

Gerad Ferrin Ohlwiler, 41, of Salt Lake City, was shot near 1050 W. Wenco Drive (1595 South). Several people called 911 about 4:35 a.m. after hearing multiple gunshots, said Salt Lake Police Sgt. Brandon Shearer. Officers arrived to find Ohlwiler's body at the end of a driveway near the street, he said.

The case was being treated as a homicide investigation, Shearer said.

Police say Ohlwiler did not live in that area and it was not immediately known if he had any connection to the home he was found near.

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As of Monday, no arrests had been made. Shearer said investigators do not believe, however, that the attack was at random.

Ohlwiler had a lengthy criminal history, according to court records. He most recently was convicted of being a restricted person in possession of a weapon in 2015 and sentenced to one to 15 years at the Utah State Prison, according to court records. In that case, Ohlwiler threatened a West Valley police officer and attempted to hit his patrol car with his own vehicle, according to charging documents.