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OGDEN, Utah, Feb. 12, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Police have identified a man who died, his brother, who is clinging to life at an Ogden hospital, and the suspect in their shooting on Monday evening in west Ogden.
According to Lt. Brian Eynon, Ogden City Police Department, the deceased has been identified as 18-year-old Kamron Johnson. His brother, Eric Johnson Jr., 20, was critically injured.
A suspect in the case has been identified as Theron Farmer, 23, Eynon said. It’s thought he is still in the Davis County or Weber County area. Farmer is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.
The investigation, including a motive for the shooting, is ongoing. Eynon said Eric Johnson has been very cooperative and is speaking with investigators.
“These individuals were specifically targeted and we’re just trying to figure out what that reason is, and why they were specifically targeted,” Eynon said. “We do not have any indication there is any danger to the public.”
Lt. Clint Christensen, Ogden Police Department, told Gephardt Daily Monday night police were alerted to the shooting at about 5:35 p.m. Monday. They responded to the 800 block of Lake Street, a dead-end street several blocks west of Union Station.
“When we got here, we found one male deceased and one man in critical condition, both with gunshot wounds, no suspects in the area,” Christensen said.
Christensen said police believe there may be a second suspect.
“One for sure, possibly two,” he said.
The case is actively being investigated by detectives from the Ogden Police Department, the Weber County Homicide Task Force and CSI.
Anyone who sees Farmer is asked to call 911. Anyone with information related to the case is encouraged to contact Major Crimes at 801-629-8228 or by email: [email protected]
Gephardt Daily will have more information on this story as it becomes available.