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Person of interest identified in South Salt Lake shooting

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SOUTH SALT LAKE — Police have identified a person of interest in a shooting at a gas station parking lot on Friday.

South Salt Lake police detectives believe 40-year-old Justin Michael Brinton, of South Jordan, was driving a silver and blue Dodge Durango seen at the Maverik station at 3260 S. West Temple when the passenger got out and stumbled across the parking lot after being shot, said South Salt Lake police spokeswoman Danielle Croyle.

The victim — a man in his late 20s — was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. Croyle said Monday the man remained hospitalized but was “stable.”

“Justin should be considered armed and dangerous,” according to a statement from South Salt Lake police on Monday, also noting that “Justin frequents homeless tent cities in Salt Lake, Duchesne and Roosevelt counties.”

Anyone who sees Brinton or the Durango should call 911, police stated.

Brinton has a lengthy criminal history, according to court records, mainly consisting of theft, forgery and other drug-related crimes.