SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 10, 2017 (Gephardt Daily) — The Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office on Friday filed court papers to try a 17-year-old boy as an adult on charges including murder.
Isaac Nacdaniel Patton, of Salt Lake City, is charged in the Feb. 16 death of Tristen Mogadam, 18, who was shot outside his Magna home, at 3231 S. Julia Lane.
Charges filed in 3rd District Court are murder and aggravated robbery, first-degree felonies; three counts of discharge of a firearm, a second-degree felony; and possession of a firearm by a restricted person, a third-degree felony.
All charges except the last were filed with a “gang” enhancement, which means penalties will be great in case of conviction.
According to charging documents, Patton had arranged to buy marijuana from Mogadam and his younger brother. Patton and three other people reportedly arrived at Mogadam’s house, and met him in the driveway.
After Patton was given his drugs, charging documents say he pulled out a gun and asked, “What else you got?” Mogadam pushed away, and fled toward his house.
A male standing next to Patton said, “Blast him,” the charging documents state. Mogadam’s brother, 16, who was nearby, said he heard three shots, then he and his brother ran for the house, and Tristen Mogadam collapsed on the floor inside.
Police were dispatched to the scene at 10:59 p.m., and attempted live-saving measures on the victim, who was bleeding from the chest and unresponsive. Mogadam was pronounced dead at a local hospital 43 minutes later.
An autopsy found Mogadam had been hit by one bullet, which traveled through his back and heart, and out through his chest.
Patton reportedly told police he was in a gang, and that he believed Mogadam was in a rival gang.
Patton’s bail was set at $1 million.