Salt Lake County Jail
Darrious Amour Lee Houston, 18, of Taylorsville, was arrested over the weekend and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of attempted murder for the shooting of a 19-year-old man in Millcreek on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017.

MILLCREEK — An 18-year-old man with the moniker "Menace" has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a 19-year-old man last week.

Darrious Amour Lee Houston, of Taylorsville, was arrested over the weekend and booked into the Salt Lake County Jail for investigation of attempted murder and two counts of felony discharge of a firearm.

On Thursday night, a 19-year-old man was standing outside a house near 4000 South and 500 East when a car pulled up, words were exchanged, and the man was shot in the chest, according to police.

4 comments on this story

"The bullet missed the victim's heart by approximately 2 centimeters, nearly killing him," according to a Salt Lake County Jail report.

Police say Houston, who was the driver of the vehicle, fired from the car to the sidewalk, where the victim was standing, the report states. A juvenile in the passenger seat was arrested shortly after the incident.

Both Houston and the juvenile have gang ties, according to police.

The victim, who does not have gang ties, was reported to be in fair condition Friday.