Trial has been set for Dec. 20 in 3rd District Juvenile Court for a 16-year-old charged with second-degree murder in the shooting death of a West Valley man.
The youth is accused of the Sept. 30 shooting of William Broadhead, 25, in front of his apartment.Another 16-year-old is charged with aggravated assault in the incident. He is alleged to have attacked Broadhead with a board or stick after the victim had been disabled by the gunshot, said Deputy County Attorney Ric Oddone. A trial for that youth has been set for Jan. 2.
Both youths had been in Utah only a short time and are believed by law-enforcement officers to be members of an Asian gang, Oddone said.
Meanwhile, 22-year-old Toan K. Chung, formerly of Hawaii, has been charged in 3rd Circuit Court with two counts of simple assault, Class B misdemeanors.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Chung, who is accused of using a board to attack two of Broadhead's companions, according to court documents.
Chung is also subject to a new enhanced "gang penalties" statute that requires additional penalties when a crime is committed "in concert with two or more persons."
The attack occurred when Broadhead and two friends arrived at his home about 3 a.m., according to police reports.
They were confronted in his driveway by a group living in a nearby duplex. A verbal altercation escalated into a fight involving fists and boards and Broadhead was shot in the abdomen, police said.