MURRAY, Utah (ABC 4 News) – Murray Police are searching for a woman who allegedly helped an armed robber escape before he fired shots at an officer Saturday night.
Police said 40-year-old Sandra Chotia-Thompson is believed to be the driver of a getaway for a man who held up Scaddy’s near 5400 South and 900 East.
Chotia-Thompson was allegedly driving a gray Toyota Corolla with Oregon license plates and took the armed robber to a Family Dollar store at 6150 South and 1300 East.
An officer responding to the robbery spotted their car at the Family Dollar. When he approached the vehicle, he was met with gunfire.
“The officer is obviously trained for this, but not necessarily prepared exactly when it occurs,” Kenny Bass, with Murray Police, said. “From what I understand he is unhurt and doing okay.”
The couple took off running into the neighborhood south of the Family Dollar.
They allegedly hijacked a car from a man in a neighbor. Police said it is a 2010 Silver Dodge Caliber with the license plate number B956JL.
Police are hoping to find Chotia-Thompson so they can learn more about the armed suspect.
“It could have been tragic,” Bass added. “The entire thing is scary really.”
Chotia-Thompson and the man are considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call Murray Police.