Two people arrested by Salt Lake City police in a gun vs. nunchucks standoff were charged Tuesday in 3rd District Court.
Salvador Miranda and Alexia Walker each were charged with attempted criminal homicide and two counts of aggravated kidnapping, all first-degree felonies. Miranda received additional drug and weapons charges, as well as obstructing justice.
Police say Walker was the leader of a local drug distribution ring. On Nov. 2, Miranda and Walker went searching for two men they believed had stolen a large quantity of methamphetamine, according to court documents.
They went to a man's house and forced him into their car to help look, court documents stated. They then called two other men to meet them in a parking lot near 800 South and 900 East. When both groups arrived, Walker ordered one of the men from the other car to get into her vehicle. He refused.
"You'd better do what she says," Miranda told the man.
That's when another man known as T-Rex started beating on Walker's car with nunchucks.
"Give me the gun! Give me the (expletive) gun! I'll shoot him!" Walker exclaimed to Miranda, according to court documents.
Walker fired two shots, hitting one of the men in the backseat in the thumb.
About an hour later, police were called to a house near 700 East and 3400 South, where they found the two men who had fled the shooting, including the victim. Miranda and Walker were found a few hours later and booked into jail.