FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 25, 2016
Contact Sim Gill
Salt Lake City,
Utah – The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office
filed two first-degree felony charges Tuesday, including Criminal Homicide and Felony
Discharge of a Firearm, against Anthony Derek Long Soldier for the 2011 gang-related
shooting in South Salt Lake which resulted in the death of Stephen Angel Lopez
and the injury of a bystander.
outlined in greater detail in the attached statement of probable cause below, it is
alleged that Long Soldier, 36, shot and killed Lopez on Oct. 1, 2011. A bystander,
Joseph Gates, was shot in his left arm and survived his injuries.
Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office expresses its appreciation for the
diligent and professional efforts of the Cold Case Homicide Task Force created
by the Unified Police Department and South Salt Lake Police Department.
persons accused of a crime are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty
in a court of law.
35 East 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Telephone 385.468.7600 ∙ Fax 385.468.7736 ∙ slco.org/district-attorney