An alert, off-duty Midvale police officer on Monday single-handedly arrested a man suspected in the November slaying of 35-year-old Vincent Samora.
Samora was shot and killed in the driveway of a Glendale home Nov. 27, according to police. He had been sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle.
About one week ago, Salt Lake City detectives learned a suspect in the case, Anthony Prader, might be driving a brown 1984 Chevrolet Camaro, according to Salt Lake City Police Sgt. Craig Gleason. All officers in the Salt Lake Valley were advised to be on the lookout for the car.
About 4 p.m. Monday, the Midvale officer saw a brown Camaro near 3500 South, Gleason said. It matched the descriptions the sergeant had heard while on duty, so he followed it to the area of 700 South Jeremy (840 West). There, the car stopped.
The officer had been on the phone trying to get back-up, but when the car stopped he was forced to spring into action alone, Gleason said.
More officers quickly arrived and Prader was arrested without incident. He was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail Monday night.