Suspect in May incident taken into custody after New Year’s Day chase ending in South Jordan

Mohammed Alkhaldi. Photo: Salt Lake County

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah, Jan. 1, 2022 (Gephardt Daily) — A 22-year-old man who failed to appear in court Thursday over a May 2021 shooting incident in downtown Salt Lake City, was taken into custody Saturday morning after leading police chase through Riverton, Herriman, and South Jordan.

The chase ended when the suspect, Mohammed Ahmed Alkhaldi crashed into a South Jordan field.

Alkhaldi, was already charged in connection with a May 1, 2021 shooting incident in downtown Salt Lake City for which he faced 13 charges, including:

  • failure to stop or respond at the command of police, a third-degree felony,
  • driving under the influence, a class B misdemeanor,
  • eight counts of discharge of a firearm, a class B misdemeanor.

Alkhaldi now faces new charges of:

  • Assault against a police officer or military service member, a second-degree felony
  • Federal detainee, interstate agreement, a third-degree felony
  • DUI with two or more prior convictions within 10 years, a third-degree felony
  • Failure to respond to command of police, a third-degree felony
  • Failure to remain at scene of an accident, damage only, a class B misdemeanor
  • Alcohol restricted driver, a class B misdemeanor
  • Open container, drinking alcohol in a vehicle, a class C misdemeanor
  • No insurance, second or subsequent offence within three years of prior, a class C misdemeanor
  • Failure to remove plates, transfer ownership, an infraction

Gephardt Daily will have more details on the latest incident when additional court documents are filed.


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