EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah, Dec. 10, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Six people have been arrested and three more are being sought after an Eagle Mountain residence and car were shot up in the early hours of Sunday morning.
At about 3:55 a.m. Sunday, deputies with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office in Eagle Mountain were dispatched to a report from a woman who said she heard multiple gunshots near her home in the Ranches area, according to a news release.
“Deputies arrived and found that a group of people approached the back of a home and used a rifle to break a sliding glass door and fire rounds from that rifle into the home,” the news release said. “Another person used a baseball bat to break the other side of the sliding glass door. The group then went to the front of the home where one person tried to kick in the window of a car parked in the driveway. Another person used a handgun and fired several rounds into the car.”
Detectives were able to identify and locate two suspects in this shooting Sunday afternoon. They arrested Hector Lopez-Tamayo, 21, and David Lopez, 18, both of Orem. Both were booked into jail on multiple charges of aggravated assault and felony discharge of a firearm, both second degree felonies. They are being held without bail.
On Wednesday, detectives located one other suspect in this shooting. They arrested Cesar Martin Barragan, 19, also of Orem, and booked him into jail on multiple second degree felony charges of aggravated assault and felony discharge of a firearm. He is being held without bail.
On Thursday, detectives arrested two more suspects in this shooting. Irwin Aldair Perez-Barrera, 18, and Landon Perez-Arroyo, 18, both of Orem, and booked them into jail on multiple second degree felony charges of aggravated assault and felony discharge of a firearm. Both were released from custody by a judge.
A 17-year-old girl who was arrested was booked into Slate Canyon Youth Center on second-degree felony charges of aggravated assault, felony discharge of a firearm, and obstruction of justice.
Investigators are still looking for three more suspects and expect to make more arrests soon. This attack may be gang-related and may be retaliatory in nature, officials said.
“Nobody was injured in this shooting and there is no reason to believe that the general public is in danger of being targeted by these suspects,” the news release said.
They were in this neighborhood and drove by the house several times from about 3:15 a.m. until just after the shooting at 3:55 a.m. Anyone who lives in the Ranches area of Eagle Mountain and has information about this shooting they have not already spoken to detectives about, is asked to contact them at 801-851-4010.