Roy homicide suspect arrested; victim identified

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 1:29 PM

Standard-Examiner Staff

ROY — Police have apprehended a suspect thought to be involved in a shooting that left a man dead.

Ruben Alvarado Nava III was arrested Monday afternoon.

Roy City Police spokesman Bryce Weir said Nava was arrested at an apartment in Clearfield after officers followed leads they got from the scene of the shooting.

Police also have identified the victim in the shooting.

Police say Mario Saucedo, 23, was found Sunday suffering from gunshot wounds.

He was taken to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Weir said Roy police received multiple calls regarding the incident that took place in a cul-de-sac near 2950 West and 4650 South in Roy.

On Sunday morning just after midnight, police were called out on a party disturbance with possible gunshots.

The incident led to a manhunt around Weber County for Nava, who has known gang affiliations.

“There were a number of people there believed to be associated with some gang activity,” Weir said. “That potentially played a part in this whole thing.”

Nava has been booked into Weber County Jail.

Weir said police were working with the Weber County Attorney’s Office to determine charges.

Authorities say they’re also investigating Rudy and Samantha Martinez, who own the house where the shooting happened. They’re facing second-degree felony obstruction of justice charges.

Police say they expect to make more arrests in the case.

In that case, police found Victor Flores, a Layton man who had been missing, buried in a backyard in February 2012, Weir said.

Sunday’s homicide is the second in the Top of Utah in about a week.

Ogden police reported a homicide early in the morning Aug. 31.

Ogden police have identified a person of interest and are looking for Jeremy David Clement, 18.

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