Police seek suspect after shooting of victim who fled drug house, died in Idaho

Angel Christopher Abreu. Images: Davis County, Google Earth
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LAYTON, Utah, Sept. 28, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — The Layton City Police Department has identified a suspect after a local man was shot, then asked two acquaintances to drive him to a Preston, Idaho, hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Preston officials notified Layton officials after the death of 26-year-old Anthony Child, who was shot while at a Layton mobile home park at 2500 N. Fort Lane.

“Officers with the Layton Police Department responded to the Layton address and contacted numerous individuals,” said a statement released Friday by the LCPD. “During the course of the investigation, it was learned that two armed, masked men entered the residence in a robbery attempt.

“During the course of the robbery, numerous rounds were fired, and the victim was hit several times. Two acquaintances then drove him to the hospital in Preston, Idaho at his request. The victim died at the hospital.”

A search of the mobile home revealed an active grow operation for illegal mushrooms, and laboratory equipment used to extract THC from marijuana, the LCPD statement says. Marijuana was stored in five buckets, totaling more than 50 gallons.

“The suspects in the incident were dressed in black clothing, wearing gloves, and costume masks,” the statement says.

They were carrying firearms: one long rifle and one handgun.

“One of the suspects in this incident is believed to be Angel Christopher Abreu, a 22-year-old male,” the statement says. “Abreu was last known to drive a BMW passenger car. People who come into contact with Mr. Abreu should consider him armed and dangerous.”

The department asks that anyone with information on Abreu’s whereabouts contact officers 801-497-8300 or dial 911.

Three local men were arrested and booked into the Davis County Jail as a result of the Layton investigation:

Kevin Content, 24, was booked on suspicion of:

  • Obstruction of justice
  • Possession of a controlled substance

Devon Miller, 22, was booked on suspicion of:

  • Obstruction of justice
  • Possession of a controlled substance
  • Possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia

Douglas Cordova, 30, was booked on suspicion of:

  • Endangerment of a child
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia


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