OGDEN — Police have released the name of a man killed during an Ogden shooting that took place over the weekend.
The man killed has been identified as 24-year-old Mauricio Alejandro Hernandez, according to Ogden Police Lt. Brian Eynon. Hernandez was last known to be a resident of West Valley City.
Just after midnight on Sunday, May 19, 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, whom police have identified as Hernandez, died at the scene. Hernandez was shot three times, according to charging documents. Hernandez was the only person struck during the shooting.
Shortly after, police identified 23-year-old Everardo Guadarrama-Garcia as a suspect in the shooting and arrested him after finding Garcia in an Ogden home.
“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.
During subsequent interviews with police, Guadarrama-Garcia allegedly admitted to shooting Hernandez.
Police say four shots were fired during the incident, with three hitting Hernandez.
Guadarrama-Garcia allegedly has “multiple” failure to appear citations for court appearances. He is being held without bail at the Weber County Jail.
His initial appearance in court took place Tuesday in Ogden’s 2nd District Court, and his next court appearance is scheduled to take place May 28 in the same court.