Kidnapping suspect shot near Old Highway 91 after chase in St. George


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Police shot and killed a man suspected of kidnapping a toddler after which main police on a high-speed chase throughout a lot of Washington County on Thursday, officers have confirmed.

A St. George Police Division tactical crew member killed Oscar Alcantara, 30, after Alcantara bought out of a automobile, bumped into the desert and refused to launch the kid Thursday, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned Friday in an announcement.

Alcantara was in dialog with officers at a web site off of Outdated Freeway 91 between Ivins and Beaver Dam when he was shot. The toddler was not injured.

Site visitors on the roadway was closed quickly as a number of businesses arrived to help within the standoff, which passed off close to the Utah-Arizona border after a prolonged chase by which the suspect led officers from southwestern Utah into Arizona. The incident began Thursday afternoon after officers in Utah tried to contact the suspect in response to a reported disorderly conduct and the brandishing of a gun, in response to a joint launch from police in St. George and the sheriff’s workplace in Mohave County, Arizona. 

Man struck, killed on Sunset Blvd.; suspect charged with vehicular homicide


Auto crash

A person was struck by a automotive and killed whereas crossing Sundown Blvd. in St. George on Wednesday, in accordance with police.

The person, described as a male in his 60s, appeared to have been crossing the busy roadway utilizing an unmarked crosswalk from the nook of 1300 West earlier than 7 a.m. when he was hit by an eastbound four-door sedan, in accordance with a launch from the SGPD.

The driving force of the car, 23-year-old Melvin Garcia Gomez, was arrested and charged with a third-degree felony depend of car murder, together with failure to yield to a pedestrian and having by no means obtained a driver’s license. The felony cost was associated to the outcomes of a DUI investigation, in accordance with the discharge.