Teenager ID’d as shooter in Kearns drive-by shooting, police say

Posted at 3:07 PM, Oct 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-22 17:07:26-04

KEARNS — A 17-year-old boy has been identified as the shooter in Monday night’s shooting incident in Kearns, police said Tuesday.

Along with the teenager, four other people were arrested in connection with the drive-by shooting that took place at 4859 W. 4985 South.

At approximately 6:15 p.m. Unified Police officers received a call of a drive-by shooting. An officer saw a silver Ford Mustang leave the area and stopped it at about 5600 South and Northwest Avenue.

Five occupants were in the car. Police found a shot gun and empty shell casings during a search of the vehicle, police said.

The 17-year-old boy was identified as the shooter and booked for attempted homicide.

Also in the vehicle were a 16-year-old girl; Chavez Alberto, 19; Bonilla Guillermo, 20; and Bonilla Kelly, 19. All four booked on charges of conspiracy to commit attempted homicide and obstruction of justice.

The two teenagers were booked into Juvenile Detention. Alberto, Guillermo and Kelly were booked into Salt Lake County Jail.

There are no outstanding suspects in this case.

Police received another call Monday night that possible suspects were going inside the victim’s home with a rifle, officials said. Officers discovered that everyone in the home was a victim and there were no suspects in the house.

Police said they found no firearms in the residence.

One of the victims was outside the house when the drive-by shooting occurred, police said.

No one was injured although windows were damaged in the shooting.

It is not clear what the motive was at this time, police said.