Vanessa Nicole Johnson, 32, has been arrested by Salt Lake City Police in connection with the death of Jeremy Robert Martin.

Who is Vanessa Nicole Johnson? 

Salt Lake City Police have arrested Vanessa Nicole Johnson, 32, as a suspect in the death of Jeremy Robert Martin, 45, who was found unresponsive in the Glendale neighborhood on Saturday night.

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Responding to a report of an unresponsive man on December 30 near Wenco Circle and Wenco Drive, emergency personnel attempted life-saving efforts, but Martin was pronounced dead at the scene.

During the investigation, SLCPD detectives obtained video evidence capturing the shooting. The footage reportedly shows Johnson leaving the scene in a car at high speed.

Detectives identified the vehicle as belonging to Johnson, linking her to the crime. Prior to the shooting, an argument between Johnson and Martin escalated, leading Johnson to allegedly pull out a gun and fatally shoot Martin. The firearm used in the incident has not been recovered.

This marks the third murder arrest in Salt Lake City within the week, and authorities emphasize that the cases are unrelated. All charges remain allegations, and individuals are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

As the investigation unfolds, anyone with information is urged to contact the police at 801-799-3000, referencing case number 23-291494. Anonymous tips can also be submitted through the City Protect App.

Salt Lake City Police assure the community there is no perceived public safety risk related to this incident. Further details are not available at this time, and the case remains under the scrutiny of the SLCPD’s homicide squad.

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Vanessa Nicole Johnson’s arrest sheds light on the tragic circumstances surrounding Jeremy Robert Martin’s death, as authorities work to unravel the details of this disturbing incident in the Glendale neighborhood.