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Man arrested for allegedly shooting at car full of people in Taylorsville

Published April 27, 2013 1:45 pm

Crime • The suspect tried to flee but ran into a decorative rock, police say.
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Unified Police arrested a man for allegedly shooting at a car full of people.

About 2:30 a.m. Saturday, two officers heard gunshots coming from about 4200 S. 1300 West, said Lt. Justin Hoyal. They arrived at the Taylorsville neighborhood to see two cars — a white Cadillac and a white Nissan Altima — quickly driving off in opposite directions.

The police split up to pull them over. The Cadillac stopped, but the Altima kept going, Hoyal said. The chase didn't last long, though — the driver crashed into a decorative rock in the front yard of a home a short ways away.

The 32-year-old suspect got out and started running on foot, but police caught up to him a short time later, Hoyal said. Police also recovered a gun the suspect had allegedly thrown out the window.

Investigators found several bullet holes in the side of the Cadillac, though none of the five people inside had been hit. UPD isn't sure yet what sparked the shooting.

The suspect was arrested and booked into Salt Lake County jail on suspicion of five counts of aggravated assault, resisting arrest, fleeing and possession of a firearm by a restricted person, Hoyal said.

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