Update: Man shot outside Newgate Mall in Ogden, suspect arrested

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OGDEN, Utah, Sept. 29, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Police responded to reports of a shooting Saturday night outside of Newgate Mall, a busy shopping center at 36th Street and Wall Avenue.

Ogden Police Lt. Chris Kovalsky told Gephardt Daily the incident, which was called in by several people just before 8:20 p.m., took place in the south parking lot of the mall.

The victim, a man in his 20s, was transported to the hospital, where he is in stable condition with injuries that are not life-threatening, Kovalsky said. He is expected to make a full recovery.

In a news release shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday, Ogden Police said the suspect fled in a vehicle, which was immediately spotted by officers.

The suspect, Octavio Mendez, was taken into custody and booked into Weber County Jail on several charges, the news release said.

Anyone who has any information about this incident is asked to call Detective Moffat at 801-629-8130.


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