MAGNA, Utah - Three teen suspects accused of carjacking a 17-year-old girl, kidnapping her and then holding her against her will in a Magna home are in custody.
Officers said Thursday night the suspects allegedly carjacked and pistol-whipped the teen. That evolved into a kidnapping then an armed home invasion and robbery.
Police said the teen girl was meeting someone in the Smith's parking lot for an alleged drug transaction when three other teenagers jumped into the vehicle.
Officers said she was hit with a handgun and forced to drive to a home several blocks away near 3100 S. and 8100 W. Police say there were more drugs stashed at that home.
When they arrived, the suspects went into the basement apartment and allegedly beat two people there and robbed them at gunpoint.
Meanwhile, the 17-year-old kidnapping victim, who was bound with zip ties, managed to get away.
A Unified Police Officer in the area noticed the teen, saw that she had been injured and called for medical assistance.
The officer learned how she was injured and called for back up; moments later the three suspects were apprehended.
The three suspects, all of whom are teenagers themselves, were booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on multiple felonies including aggravated burglary, robbery, kidnapping and assault.
Those suspects were later identified as 19-year-old Eduardo Flores-Loeza, 18-year-old David Saul Gonzalez-Reyes, and 19-year-old Alisha Jimenez.