6 arrested after carjacking, police chase through Salt Lake County

Posted at 10:48 AM, May 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-06 14:14:06-04

MURRAY, Utah — Six juveniles are in custody after a carjacking and police chase that started in West Valley City late Thursday night, according to authorities.

The Murray City Police Department said everything began at 11:45 p.m. when two people were robbed at gunpoint in the area of 4100 West and 3800 South in West Valley City. The suspects took the victims' vehicle and money before fleeing the scene.

When the victims located their vehicle at a different location, they followed the suspects to Murray and attempted to retrieve the vehicle by blocking it in at a parking lot on Winchester Street. The suspects were able to escape and drove off.

While the suspects began to drive away, a person with the group trying to retrieve the vehicle grabbed on to the back as it was in motion. While the man held on, the occupants inside assaulted him before he fell off as the vehicle slowed.

Unified police officers began a pursuit of the suspects in Murray, which ended at 6400 South and State Street when a Taylorsville police officer performed a pit maneuver and stopped the suspects' vehicle. The driver reportedly rammed the officer's vehicle several times to get way, but was unsuccessful.

No officers were reported injured and charges are pending for the six juveniles arrested.