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Taser used to arrest suspected gang member

By Randall Jeppesen | Posted - Dec. 2, 2011 at 8:07 a.m.

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Police used a Taser to take down a suspected gang member in Salt Lake City.

Members of the Metro Gang Unit were watching a Salt Lake hotel room near 600 West and 400 North because they got a tip drugs were being sold there.

An officer spotted a stolen car with four people inside. When they saw police, the car sped off into a neighborhood. Officers followed.

A few blocks later all four people in the car exited the vehicle and tried to run. Police used a Taser on one of the suspects and K-9 units helped round up the other three.

Sgt. Mike Shoenfeld says all four suspects have past gang histories.


Randall Jeppesen


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