FARMINGTON -- A plea bargain may be in the works for an 18-year-old who police say shot another man in January.
Daniel Alonso Garcia, of Clearfield, appeared in 2nd District Court on Monday for the first time as an adult.
His case had been moved from juvenile court to adult court in February shortly after his birthday. Garcia was 17 on Jan. 6, when police say he shot Darrell Morris, 35, three times.
Garcia is charged with the discharge of a firearm, with serious bodily injury and a gang enhancement, a first-degree felony; attempted murder, a first-degree felony; riot, a third-degree felony; and possession of a dangerous weapon, a class B misdemeanor.
Judge Michael G. Allphin assigned Mark Arrington as Garcia's attorney. Another hearing is set for April 2.
The first-degree felonies each carry a possible sentence of three years to life in Utah State Prison. Another year will be added to the sentence if prosecutors prove the activity was gang-related.
Arrington said, after court, a "plea offer has been tendered" by the Davis County Attorney's Office.
Garcia is considering the offer.
Arrington would not say exactly what the offer is.
Garcia was certified as an adult Feb. 22 in juvenile court. He was transferred from Farmington Bay Youth Correction Center to Davis County Jail, where he is being held in lieu of $50,000 cash-only bail.
Garcia is one of three men police say were involved in a gang-related shooting at the Heather Estates apartment complex.
Morris had been visiting friends and had gone to the parking lot when a car with several people in it drove up. One of them got out and shot Morris.
According to court documents, Garcia was the person who did the actual shooting.
One of the shots entered Morris' abdomen, "resulting in a life-threatening injury," according to the document.
One of the apartment residents administered first aid until emergency medical personnel arrived.
Garcia was arrested several days later, along with three other people.
Also charged in the case are Robert Gonzalez, 18, of Clearfield, with third-degree felony riot, and Johny Alexander Cuara, 21, of Layton, with second-degree felony obstruction of justice.
Cuara also was in court Monday. He entered a not guilty plea, and another hearing is set for April 2.
A hearing for Gonzalez is set for Monday.