Ogden man faces 4 attempted murder charges in downtown altercation
OGDEN — An Ogden man faces four attempted murder charges stemming from an altercation in the early morning hours of Jan. 22 in the parking lot north of Historic 25th Street around Lincoln Avenue.
Marcellino McCain, 19, allegedly fired a gun on a group of people from a vehicle, injuring three of them. One was hit by a bullet in the stomach, another in the lip and a third in the head, according to charging papers. Three of the attempted murder charges — filed in 2nd District Court in Ogden on Tuesday — stem from the injuries sustained by those three people and the fourth stems from gun rounds that allegedly hit a vehicle.
McCain additionally faces four counts of felony discharge of a firearm and a count of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person in the incident.
Separately, the man pleaded guilty in a different case last March to charges of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. He received two 45-day jail sentences in that case, to be served concurrently, three years’ probation and a suspended prison sentence of up to five years. McCain had been out on bail after his arrest last December in that case when the January incident occurred.
The violent turn of events last January unfolded after some sort of dispute earlier inside a Historic 25th Street locale. McCain, interviewed by police four days after the initial incident, was with two others in a bar.
“He stated that they got into an argument with someone and he thought the male was going to get a gun so he left,” reads the affidavit in the case. Surveillance video, the affidavit goes on, shows that gunfire in the subsequent altercation first came from the auto in which McCain was traveling.
The affidavit says authorities subsequently monitored calls from two other people, gleaning more information. “In the calls they say that McCain shot up three people after an altercation on 25th St.,” reads the probable cause statement.
McCain, being held in the Weber County jail, had no attorney of record in the most recent case identified in online court records.