Salt Lake City, Utah

From the Salt Lake Tribune of May 10, 2007

Man was sought after robbery and gunshot

A 25-year-old man was arrested after a nearly five-hour standoff with police at a South Jordan motel after a robbery outside a Murray strip club early Wednesday.

Police booked the man into the Salt Lake County jail on suspicion of aggravated robbery after he gave himself up at Motel 8, 10722 S. Frontage Road, about 9:30 a.m.

Murray police spokesman Kenny Bass said a person attempted to rob two men outside the Southern Exposure strip club, at 5142 S. State St., about 1 a.m.

The robber took money from one man, police said, but the other resisted. A struggle for the assailant’s handgun ensued, and a shot was fired, apparently grazing the bandit’s hand, Bass said.

Hours later, officers looking for the robber showed up at the Motel 8. They called for SWAT, and a standoff ensued, Bass said. Three others with the suspect left the hotel room, leaving him alone in the room, Bass said. The suspect eventually gave himself up, Bass said.


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