Police: Gang members arrested after chase ends in Sugar House

Posted at 8:41 AM, Aug 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-03 13:03:44-04

SALT LAKE CITY - Police said they arrested two gang members Wednesday night after a stolen car chase ended in Sugar House.

Unified Police say the metro gang unit spotted the suspects in a stolen car around 10 p.m.

When officers tried to pull over the car, the driver took off.

Unified and West Valley City Police pursued and used a helicopter to keep track of the suspects.

After spiking the tires, the chase ended near Sugar House Park.

"There was a firearm recovered in the vehicle, during the chase possibly some items thrown from the vehicle," Unified Police Lt. Bill Robertson said. "We're still looking into that but right now the investigation is continuing to see if there's a nexus with these guys and a possible shooting within the last several weeks."

Police booked the main suspect, Morgan Winger, into jail for allegedly fleeing from officers, possession of a firearm by a restricted person and drug charges.
Winger is also a person of interest in a July 23 shooting at a South Salt Lake apartment complex.