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Police investigate WVC murder, Midvale car chase

Sep 27, 2018, 12:16 PM | Updated: Dec 1, 2021, 5:49 am
Police believe a WVC murder and Midvale car chase may be linked...
Photo credit: Julio Puentes, KSL TV

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Police are investigating whether a car chase through Midvale may be connected to a deadly shooting and murder in West Valley City.

Police believe a Midvale car chase may have been connected to a West Valley City murder

Photo credit: Julio Puentes, KSL TV

Sergeant Sean McCarthy says the victim has been identified as Victor Manuel Garcia, Jr., 26. Officers say he was killed in the course of an argument in a car, after which the gunman ran away. Early Thursday morning, police officers looking for that suspect chased a car in Midvale they believed was connected to the crime.

“The driver of the vehicle did not stop. It fled, led us on a pursuit for several minutes that ultimately ended behind the business over here at about 7350 South and State Street,” McCarthy says.

Officers say there were a total of three people in that vehicle.

“Two were apprehended almost immediately and the third one, we’re still looking for,” McCarthy says.

The two who were caught, a man and a woman, are being questioned at the police department.

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Police investigate WVC murder, Midvale car chase