SOUTH OGDEN -- A 28-year-old Treces gang member is in custody facing charges of trying to kill a woman while she was driving on the highway.
A 60-year-old woman was driving west on U.S. Highway 89 with her 40-year-old daughter-in-law at 7:15 a.m. Saturday. The suspect pulled up alongside them in a dark sports-utility vehicle near 1050 East, shouted something and fired three shots at their car. He then drove off.
One bullet grazed the driver's chin, breaking only the skin, police said. She was treated at the hospital and released.
"They were completely unrelated to the suspect," said South Ogden police spokeswoman Marci Edwards.
Police have no motive for the shooting.
After news broke about the shooting, it only took a few hours for police to put the man in handcuffs.
"We received many tips about the suspect," Edwards said. The tips led police to a home on Orchard Avenue without incident.
Police found two pistols on the man, one in a shoulder holster and one in his waistband. Forensic teams are investigating whether one of the weapons is linked to the shooting.
Officers booked the man into Weber County Jail on suspicion of attempted homicide, a first-degree felony.
But the investigation may result in other charges, police said.
The man is also suspected of committing an aggravated burglary in Washington Terrace sometime after the shooting. Weber County Sheriff's Office is investigating the burglary.
The man has a long criminal history, Edwards said.
Police have not yet identified the suspect or the victims.
Shortly after the shots were fired at the woman's car, a man in a red vehicle stopped on the highway to see if they needed help. He later drove off.
Police are asking the man to come forward so they can have a complete picture of what happened Saturday. The man or anyone with information is asked to call South Ogden police at 801-629-8221.