1 dead, 1 in custody after shooting in Tremonton

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TREMONTON, Utah, April 16, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A 33-year-old man is dead after a shooting in Tremonton early Monday morning, police said.

The victim was identified by Tremonton Police officials Monday afternoon as Michael K. Hogenson.

Officers responded to a report of a shooting in the area of 3625 W. 1000 North just before 3:45 a.m., according to Tremonton Police, after the suspect, 30-year-old Brandon K. Thompson reportedly called Box Elder Communications Center.

Thompson was interviewed and has been booked into the Box Elder County Jail on charges of first-degree felony aggravated homicide, second-degree felony obstruction of justice and second-degree felony possession of a firearm by a restricted person.

An initial investigation revealed Thompson and the victim were involved in an altercation and shots were fired, officials said.

Hogenson was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said the victim was visiting the home of the shooter, though further details about their relationship and whether they were previously known to one another have not been released. Officials added there was also a woman at the home at the time of the incident, but she was sleeping.

Officials with the Box Elder County Sheriff’s Office, Utah State Bureau of Investigations, Utah Highway Patrol and Garland Police Department are assisting Tremonton Police Department with the investigation.

Officials said the last known homicide in Tremonton occurred on May 12, 1965.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.


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