Police: Man in custody after carjacking in South Salt Lake

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SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC4 News) – Police are investigating a carjacking incident in South Salt Lake Tuesday evening. 

At  6:18 p.m., South Salt Lake Police Department received a call about a carjacking and an ongoing domestic incident in front of the police station near 2835 South Main Street.

South Salt Lake Police Spokesperson Gary Keller said a man and a woman were in some kind of altercation in a car when the woman kicked the man out of the car and left him. 

Keller said the man started approaching moving vehicles in an effort to open doors and gain entry. He reportedly was able to get into a car driven by an 18-year-old woman.

The car was also occupied by the young woman’s three younger siblings aged 9, 10 and 12 years. Police said she began to wrestle the man to get her keys from him and was successful in getting the keys away from the suspect. 

The suspect then left the car and began to approach other vehicles again. 

Police said they caught up with the suspect and gave him commands which he did not comply to. As a result, he was tasered. Police said he fell to the ground causing him to suffer lacerations to his head.

The suspect was taken to the hospital as a precaution. He was later identified as 27-year-old Christopher Patrick Medina-Izarrara. 

This is a developing story. More information will be posted as it becomes available. 

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