OGDEN — A man is being held in jail without bail after he allegedly shot another man in Ogden three times, ultimately killing him.
Everardo Guadarrama-Garcia, 23, was booked in the Weber County Jail on Sunday and is being held on one count of first-degree felony murder, along with other charges including obstruction of justice, a second-degree felony; aggravated assault, a third-degree felony; and possession of a weapon by a restricted person, a third-degree felony.
Garcia was arrested shortly after police were called to 500 block of 31st Street after reports of a shooting, and found a man in his 20s unconscious and bleeding from gunshot wounds.
The man, whose name has yet to be released as of Monday morning, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police spoke to a witness of the shooting and received a physical description of the shooter, according to charging documents. The witness told police that the suspect ran into a home in the 3100 block of Adams Ave., and police surrounded the home.
The home’s owner exited the house and said the shooter was in the basement of his home. The shooting suspect who matched a description given to police by witnesses, whom police say is Garcia, exited the home and surrendered to police
“While placing him in custody, Everardo stated, ‘lo hice’ in Spanish (I did it). When asked what he did, Everardo stated, ‘lo mate’ in Spanish (I killed him). When asked who he had killed, Everardo stated, ‘Mauricio,’” according to charging documents.
After being read his Miranda rights in an interview with police, Garcia allegedly admitted to shooting the man again. Garcia allegedly hid a .45 caliber handgun in the ceiling of his apartment’s common area, and he told police that he had smoked methamphetamine earlier in the evening.
Garcia allegedly told police that after the shooting, he pointed the gun at a man who was with the victim and standing outside of a vehicle with a woman inside. The vehicle drove away and Garcia left on foot, according to a probable cause statement. Garcia allegedly said he pointed the gun at the man because he thought he would do something in response to the shooting.
Charging documents also allege that Garcia shot the victim three times, but fired four shots. He allegedly has “multiple” failure to appear citations for court appearances.
As of Monday morning, Garcia is being held without bail at the Weber County Jail.