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SLCPD Officers Arrest 6 People Inside Stolen Car, Recover Handgun

SALT LAKE CITY — Six people are in custody and Salt Lake City Police officers have recovered a handgun and a stolen car taken during a carjacking.

This investigation started at 5:13 a.m. on Thursday July 21, 2022 when SLC911 received information about a carjacking near 1200 West Arapahoe Avenue. Officers responded and learned that two people approached a car suddenly, while a woman was inside.

The two suspects got inside the car and told the woman to drive away. The woman said no and told the two to get out of her car.

One of the suspects took out a knife and demanded the woman’s car.

The woman got out and threw her keys at the suspects.

The two suspects stole the car and left the area.

Officers checked the area but could not immediately locate the car.

At 5:45 p.m., an SLCPD officer in the area of 500 South Main Street saw the stolen car being driven by an unknown person with several passengers. The officer attempted to stop the car, but the driver initially refused to stop.

Officers started a short pursuit that ended at 1450 South Temple when the driver of the stolen car quickly stopped and everyone inside the car bailed and took off running in all directions.

Officers from SLCPD’s Central Bike Squad and all three patrol divisions responded to the scene, as well as SLCPD’s K9 Unit to help capture the suspects.

In total, officers safely arrested six people who ran from the stolen car after it stopped.

During a search, after officers took everyone into custody, officers located a loaded firearm.

Officers arrested 21-year-old Dylan Upshaw and 19-year-old Kendrick Legg for failing to stop at the command of a law enforcement officer.

The four other people detained are juveniles and no information about their cases can be released.

The investigation into the initial carjacking remains under investigation. None of the six people arrested have been charged with the carjacking.

Three photos from the scene are being released.

Charges are only allegations, and every arrested person is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

The Salt Lake City Police Department is not the custodian of record for jail booking photos. Utah Code 17-22-30 mostly prohibits the release of jail booking photos. Generally, a jail booking photo can only be released by the custodian of record after a conviction or when law enforcement determines the person is a fugitive or an imminent threat to a person or public safety. In Salt Lake City, the Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office is the custodian of record for jail booking photos.