Police seek fourth suspect after alleged home invasion leads to fatal shooting

Posted at 3:41 PM, Oct 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-12 17:41:46-04

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah – Investigators have uncovered new details regarding a case that began when a man was driven to a hospital with a gunshot wound Wednesday, and officials are still seeking one suspect in connection with the alleged home invasion that culminated in a fatal shooting.

Police said Nicholas T. Monte passed way Wednesday night after he was driven to Pioneer Valley Hospital with a gunshot wound. 

Police initially did not have a crime scene and had very few details about the incident leading to Monte’s shooting. Police later learned that Monte and several other suspects had allegedly broken into a home located near 5100 South Applewood Drive to steal money and drugs. Police said when the men entered, someone inside the home shot Monte, and the suspects fled.

According to a press release from the Unified Police Department, authorities worked to locate the address of the shooting, and on Friday they served a search warrant on the home. Detectives identified the shooting crime scene, recovered a firearm and recovered some narcotics and drug paraphernalia.

The homeowner was cooperative and has not been arrested at this time, and the homeowner’s identity has not been released.

Police have already arrested Geno Alex Gonzales, 22, and Jose M. Mendoza, 22, in connection with the case, but they are still searching for another suspect, 34-year-old Alfred Gomez. Gomez is pictured in a prior booking photo above.

Anyone who has information about the shooting or the whereabouts of Gomez are asked to call Unified Police at 801-743-5844.