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Ogden man charged with murder in Roy shooting

Published September 11, 2013 12:27 pm

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An Ogden man was charged with murder and two others were arrested in connection to a weekend shooting in Roy that left a man dead.

Ruben Alvarado Nava III, 40, was charged Wednesday with first-degree felony murder in the Sunday death of Mario Saucedo. Saucedo, 23, was shot during an argument with Nava about 12:25 a.m. at a house party at 2950 W. 4650 South, police have said. Officers have said that Nava shot Saucedo while the men were standing a cul-de-sac outside the home. Saucedo was taken to a hospital, where he died. Roy police spokesman Bryce Weir said the shooting was gang-related. Weir would not discuss the topic of the dispute or the circumstances leading up to the shooting. He also would not say where or how Nava was apprehended.

The next day, police arrested the homeowners, Rudolph and Samantha Martinez, on suspicion of obstructing justice. Weir did not detail what role the Rudolph and Samantha Martinez had in the incident, though obstruction charges are usually used for people who fail to completely cooperate with investigators.

Saucedo and Nava did not appear to be acquainted before the party, Weir said. Both men are from the Ogden area. In addition to the murder charge, Nava was charged with three counts of felony discharge of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a restricted person, all third-degree felonies.

Rudolph Martinez and Samantha Martinez were booked into Weber County Jail. They have not been charged.

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