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Man shot ex-girlfriend as she was driving on highway, police say

A man was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail Wednesday after police say he shot his ex-girlfriend twice as she was driving on the South Jordan Parkway, causing her to crash into another vehicle.

A man was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail Wednesday after police say he shot his ex-girlfriend twice as she was driving on the South Jordan Parkway, causing her to crash into another vehicle. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)



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SOUTH JORDAN — A man was arrested Wednesday after police say he shot his ex-girlfriend as she tried to drive away from him, causing her to crash into another car.

Mohamed Dahir Zubeir, 29, was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of aggravated assault resulting in serious injury, shooting at a car, and failing to stop at the command of police.

Police responded to a head-on crash about 8 p.m. Monday on the South Jordan Parkway (10400 South) near 2200 West. When they arrived, they discovered that a woman driving the car who caused the accident had been shot twice, once in the lower back and once in the leg, according to a police booking affidavit.

Another woman who was in the passenger seat was not injured. The occupants of the other vehicle hit were also uninjured.

Police said they learned that the two women in the car had been chased by two men, including Zubeir, the ex-boyfriend of the shooting victim. During the chase, one of the men fired several rounds at the victim's vehicle, the affidavit states.

Wednesday, police were able to track Zubeir down. He allegedly drove away from officers as they approached him, which led to a chase.

"The driver ultimately struck multiple vehicles trying to evade," according to the affidavit.

The chase ended when Zubeir got out of his car and ran, but was quickly taken into custody by police.

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