PROVO, Utah – Two suspects are in custody for attempted murder after allegedly shooting a man in the face in Provo.
Police were called about a man shot in the head at a home near 700 W. and 300 S. Monday afternoon.
Officers found 19-year-old Alan Ruiz-Zamora who had been shot in the jaw.
He is in stable condition in the hospital.
According to Provo Police, Ruiz-Zamora went to visit a friend and was confronted by 20-year-old Orem resident Guillermo Zepeda.
Police said Zepeda showed his handgun, punched Ruiz-Zamora and ended up shooting him in the face.
Officials said 19-year-old Provo resident Severo Vine picked up Zepeda in a red Chevrolet Cavalier after the shooting.
The altercation allegedly stemmed from a previous fight over gang ties.
Authorities found Zepeda and Vine in the red Chevrolet Cavalier near 650 W. 1975 N. about two hours after the shooting.
Police tried to pull over the car but the suspects sped off and eventually ditched the car at an apartment complex near 1720 N. 450 W.
Zepeda led police on a short foot chase near a river where officers eventually had to roll him into the water to take him into custody.
Vine was arrested inside the red Chevrolet Cavalier.
Zepeda was then booked into the Utah County Jail for attempted murder, failure to stop at command of police and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person.
Vine was booked for attempted murder.