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Victim identified, 16-year-old arrested in fatal West Jordan shooting

19-year-old man dies of gunshot injuries
Posted at 5:39 AM, May 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-10 22:40:34-04

WEST JORDAN, Utah — A 16-year-old was arrested Monday in connection to a shooting in West Jordan that left another teen dead Sunday night.

The 19-year-old victim, identified as Caesar Manenche, suffered gunshot wounds and later died of his injuries.

The shooting happened at the intersection of 7800 S and Redwood Rd.

According to West Jordan officials, the 16-year-old had an on-going feud with Manenche. Witnesses reported seeing two vehicles racing when gunshots came from a gray Chrysler 300 with a low profile and tinted windows.

In a post to social media by the City of West Jordan, the suspect is a "documented gang member."

The shooting was a targeted act and police are looking to see if additional parties were involved.

Police kept the intersection closed for several hours as they conducted the initial investigation.

"When we arrived, we found that one of the drivers of the vehicle had sustained gunshot wounds. Found shell casings and bullet holes that supported him being shot. He was transported to the hospital in serious condition and we're just starting the investigation into what we anticipate may be a homicide investigation," said West Jordan Deputy Chief Jeremy Robertson.