2nd person faces charge in fatal drive-by shooting in Salt Lake

A Salt Lake man was charged Wednesday with hiding a rifle after police say it was used to kill a person throughout a drive-by capturing at a commencement occasion in Salt Lake Metropolis final 12 months. (Johanna Kirk, Deseret Information)

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SALT LAKE CITY — A felony cost was filed Wednesday towards a person accused of hiding a rifle that police consider was used to kill a person throughout a drive-by capturing in Salt Lake Metropolis final 12 months.

Felix “Fats” Issara, 19, of Salt Lake Metropolis, was charged in third District Courtroom with obstructing justice, a second-degree felony, and a no bail warrant was issued for his arrest. He was picked up by St. George police Wednesday night and booked into jail in Washington County.

Sean Amone, 20, was shot twice within the head and killed in a drive-by capturing about 1:40 a.m. on June 6 at 1354 N. Normal Drive. 4 different males, all 19 or 20, have been additionally shot and injured.

One man was shot within the leg and hand, one other was shot within the hip and the bullet additionally punctured his lung, and a 3rd man was shot within the ankle, knee and shoulder, in accordance with charging paperwork. The shot that hit the person within the shoulder traveled into his chest, inflicting intensive bleeding. A fourth man was additionally shot within the hip, and the bullet pierced his liver and exited his decrease chest.

The victims informed detectives that they’d been at a commencement dance at Trolley Sq. earlier within the night however left after a struggle broke out and photographs have been exchanged outdoors the constructing. Salt Lake police say one individual was shot within the leg throughout that confrontation.

The group then went to Amone’s home. It was initially reported that the group continued their commencement festivities on the home on Normal Drive. However relations say by that point, the commencement occasion was over. In keeping with relations, the group had gone to Amone’s home to hunt shelter from the incident at Trolley Sq..

A 15-year-old boy was later arrested and charged in third District Juvenile Courtroom with homicide for allegedly firing the photographs that killed Amone. The 15-year-old admitted to police he had been concerned in a fistfight earlier at Trolley Sq., in accordance with court docket paperwork. After taking his pal who was shot within the leg to a neighborhood hospital, the 15-year-old met with one other group and allegedly said, “Any Polynesians from Rose Park are getting smoked.”

The drive-by capturing on Normal Drive occurred about 90 minutes later. KSL.com shouldn’t be naming the accused shooter presently.

One of many males shot on the Normal Drive tackle informed police that as he was standing outdoors the home when a Dodge Avenger handed by. A couple of minutes later, the identical automobile drove previous the home once more, “and that is when photographs began ringing out from the automotive,” the costs state. The sufferer mentioned there have been a number of photographs that occurred “actually quick” over the course of 5 to 10 seconds.

Police say a number of bullets struck a neighboring home and went by a glass door and a number of partitions in the home. Six photographs hit the neighbor’s home, together with one which ended up in a tv, and two hit a vinyl fence, in accordance with charging paperwork.

Detectives recovered 9mm shell casings and .223 shell casings from each the neighbor home and the house the place Amone was shot.

Police adopted leads and have been capable of get well a .223-caliber Bushmaster rifle from a residence in Salt Lake Metropolis and located the Dodge Avenger at one other residence in Magna.

After the 15-year-old’s arrest, police discovered that Issara was the driving force of the Avenger in the course of the drive-by capturing, in accordance with the costs. Investigators consider he’s additionally the one who hid the rifle that was recovered in a bed room closet.

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