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Salt Lake City police are asking the public's help in solving the Oct. 21 shooting death of a man at a car wash.
At 10:15 p.m. that night, Christian Gutierrez-Marquez, 33, was washing his car at a car wash located at 1075 S. Redwood Road.
An altercation took place between the victim and an unknown male resulting in the shooting death of the victim.
His car a black 2015 Toyota Avalon was then stolen and later found at 3:18 a.m. on fire not far from the original scene at 1532 W. High Ave. (1500 South), police said in a Thursday news release.
Police noted that an area resident had seen the victim's vehicle as early as 1:00 a.m. at 1532 W. High Ave. prior to it being set on fire.
Detectives released three photos hoping to garner tips in this case, surveillance photos of the suspect and the suspect's car, a white, four door vehicle, possibly driven by a white female, and a photo of the victim's car.
Police said the white vehicle may have been stolen prior to the homicide.
The male suspect may have been wearing a gray or light colored hoodie, possible athletic or jogging pants, and shoes with reflective material. He may be a Latino male. He was also possibly wet from the altercation in the car wash.
Police ask anyone who may know the whereabouts of the suspect to call 801-799-3000. Anonymous tips may be sent by text to 274637. Please start your text with TIPSLCPD, which routes it to the police department. Then include any relevant information. Reference case #16-197985.