Sandy police were trying to unravel the details, but were sure of at least two things Friday: sometime after a man hitched a ride with a teenage boy a handgun went off, and the suspect was still at large.
Sandy police Sgt. John Arnold said the 17-year-old boy told investigators that the incident took place about 1:30 a.m., shortly after he pulled out of an apartment complex. That is when the suspect, described as a white male in his 20s, 6-foot, thin and blond, flagged him down as asked for a ride. The teen agreed.
However, as they approached the 1000 block of Cedar Terrace Drive (7900 South), the man purportedly pulled out the handgun, pointed down the street and told the boy to pull over. He then allegedly demanded the teen's wallet, keys and cellphone; the boy did not have his wallet, but turned over the keys and cellphone.