Shooting spree narrowly misses 2-year-old girl asleep in bed; suspects arrested

Posted at 10:35 AM, Jul 15, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-15 19:16:08-04

Two men are in jail after leading police on a chase through multiple Utah cities early Friday morning.

Officers arrested the suspects near 800 S. and 900 E. in Salt Lake City.

Police said the incident started in Taylorsville when the suspects shot at a home near 4800 S. and 3475 W.

Four children were inside and one bullet missed shot through a 2-year-old girl's headboard and missed her by less than three inches.

No one was seriously injured. Villagrana, Joseph mug

Authorities said they head a gunshot about 30 minutes later near 1400 E. and 3900 S. where they found an older white wagon-style car with a loud muffler.

Officers said the car matched the description of the one from the previous shooting and immediately followed it.

During the chase, a gun was thrown from the suspect car near 3665 S. 900 E. which officers picked up.

A resident walking her dog found the second gun in a yard near 1000 E. Millcreek Way.

Authorities spiked the suspect's tires near 3300 S. Highland Dr. and used a PIT manuver to stop the car near 800 S. and 900 E.

Police arrested the two suspects inside, 23-year-old Luis Miguel Valadez of Salt Lake City and 20-year-old Joseph Villagrana from Murray.

Joseph Villagrana

Joseph Villagrana