OGDEN — A 19-year-old man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after he was named as a person of interest in what police say was a gang-related altercation Saturday, June 18.
Ogden police Lt. Tim Scott said after Galindo was arrested, he was questioned about the June 18 case and new, related charges against him were screened by the Weber County Attorney’s Office. Those charges were filed Friday, July 8.
Galindo is accused of shooting a 26-year-old man at about 1:30 a.m. June 18 near 27th Street and Washington Boulevard, according to police.
Two men were walking south on Washington Boulevard when they began arguing with a group of men across the street. Three or four people crossed the street to confront the two men, a fight broke out and Galindo pulled out a handgun and shot the victim four times in the torso, police say.
The suspects then fled on foot and medical personnel took the victim to the hospital in critical condition. Scott said the victim was released from the hospital at the beginning of last week.
The shooting was “not a gang on gang crime, but based on the fact that this was an individual who was armed and a known gang member, we believe it was an act of gang violence,” Scott said.
There are no other outstanding suspects at this time, Scott said.
Along with attempted murder, a first-degree felony, Galindo has been charged with discharge of a firearm, a first-degree felony; and possession of a firearm by a restricted person, a second-degree felony.