SATURDAY 10/2/21 5:08 p.m.
South Jordan Police have identified the suspect as 29-year-old Paul Robert Nieves. The first arrested suspect is 29-year-old Mohamed Zubeir, who was arrested on Thursday. Police first responded to a report of shots being fired after a two-car collision near 2200 West South Jordan Pkwy.
Police say the victim was shot twice — once in the lower back and once in the leg. The woman was taken to a hospital where she was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Two women were driving in the vehicle when they were shot at by two men in another vehicle, according to arresting documents.
The victim says they were being chased by the men in their cars before being shot at. Police were able to track down the suspect, Nieves, after the victims identified him.
Nieves has been arrested on two charges including aggravated assault resulting in serious bodily injury and felony discharge of a firearm in the direction of a vehicle.
Nieves was on federal probation at the time of arrest and is currently booked at the Salt Lake County Jail.
ORIGINAL STORY: Woman shot in South Jordan, search for suspect underway
Monday 9/27/21 11:20 p.m.
SOUTH JORDAN, UTAH (ABC4) – A woman is currently in surgery after she was shot in South Jordan Monday evening.
According to South Jordan Police Department, officers responded to a shots fired call in the area of 10400 South 2700 West.
As officers were responding, they received another report of a crash in the same area. Police say they didn’t know the two incidents were connected until they arrived on scene.
Once officers arrived, they found a woman suffering from two gunshot wounds. They believe the shooting happened within a few blocks of the crash site.
Police say she had been shot as she was driving westbound. The woman continued to drive but later became disoriented, causing her to crash into another vehicle that was traveling eastbound.
The driver of that vehicle was not injured in what officers refer to as a “fender bender.”
She was transported to a local hospital where she is currently in surgery. Her injuries are said to be non-life-threatening.
Police say the shooting is related to a dispute that happened earlier. They are currently interviewing the passenger of the victim’s vehicle to find out more details.
A search for a suspect is now underway but police say there is no threat to the public at this time.
The shooting remains under investigation.
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to reflect the location of the shooting as 10400 South