Shots fired in West Valley City 7-11 robbery, police searching for 2 suspects

West Valley City police investigators on the scene of an armed robbery at the 7-11 store located at 4700 South 3990 West, Friday, May 10, 2019. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner
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WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah, May 10, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — West Valley City police are on the lookout for two robbery suspects after shots were fired during the early morning stick-  up of a 7-11 store Friday.

West Valley City Police Lt. Shane Matheson told Gephardt Daily, the robbery went down about 12:40 a.m. when the men entered the store at 4700 South, 3390 West and demanded cash and cigarettes.

Matheson said the robbers were making their get-away when one of them turned and fired a single shot into the ceiling.

The men ran from the store and headed south into the neighborhood before firing a few more shots as they disappeared into the shadows.

K-9 units were called in as police set up containment, but ultimately came up empty.

Investigators say it’s unclear if the men had a get-away vehicle parked in the area or if they lived in the neighborhood and were holed-up in one of the houses.

The suspects were described as black males in their mid 20s. One of the men was said to be carrying a 30 pack of beer.

Matheson said police hoped to release surveillance images from inside the 7-11 sometime Friday.

Gephardt Daily will update the story as more information becomes available.


  1. But I had gotten a text from a friend asking if I was workin and I said no why? So he said there are a bunch of cops at ur store so I rushed over to the store to check on my coworker to make sure she was okay all I have to say is they are effin cowards to rob a female late at night

  2. So many errors in this article

    Plus why didn’t they mention they might be the same suspects as the robbery on redwood


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