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Woman shot at during assault, robbery at Sandy hotel

By Shara Park | Posted - Apr 4th, 2013 @ 1:32pm

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SANDY — Police are trying to track down two people accused of shooting at a woman multiple times during a violent robbery at a hotel Thursday morning.

Investigators say a woman went to the Extended Stay America hotel near 7500 South Union Park Ave. in Sandy around 5 a.m. to meet a man. When she knocked on the hotel room door, the meeting turned into an assault.

"A female from the room exits, starts assaulting the female victim," explained Lt. Victor Quezada of the Sandy City Police Department. "They pull her into the room and start accusing her of some things that have happened in the past."

Lt. Quezada said the attacker pulled out a silver handgun and fired at the victim's head, narrowly missing. The woman and man in the hotel room then fled in a pickup truck. The victim followed and jumped into the back of the attackers' truck bed, trying to retrieve her purse.

The suspect, female, sees her in the back of the truck and takes two more shots at her.

–Lt. Victor Quezada

"The suspect, female, sees her in the back of the truck and takes two more shots at her," Quezada said.

The victim told police the man stopped the truck and beat her up again. When she finally jumped out, the truck was moving.

"She incurred a couple of injuries while jumping out. She has a chipped tooth, some abrasions. She's been punched in the face a few times," Quezada said.

Police were looking for a white, Ford F-150 with a silver tool box in the back. It has Ohio license plate PHR1438. An attempt to locate the truck has been issued statewide.

In the meantime, Sandy police were trying to figure out what the shooting was really about. Investigators may know who the male suspect is. They're trying to confirm his identity through surveillance video. If it turns out to be who they think it is, they said they've had multiple problems with him in the past.

Anyone who spots the truck is asked to call 801-840-4000.


Shara Park

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