SALT LAKE CITY — A man charged with shooting a man in the chest in Layton nearly a month ago is now in custody in western Nevada.
Eddie Angelo Samora, a former Public Enemy No. 1 in a previous case, led U.S. marshals on a brief car chase before his arrest Tuesday in Sparks, Nevada, the Layton Police Department said in a Facebook post.
Layton detectives are seeking to have Samora, 31, of Salt Lake City, brought to Utah to face charges of attempted murder, a first-degree felony; and possession of a firearm by a restricted person, a second-degree felony. He was charged Oct. 27 in 2nd District Court.
On Oct. 26, police said Samora shot a man several times in the chest at a Layton apartment building, in part "while the victim was laying helplessly on the ground," according to charging documents.1 comment on this story
When Layton police arrived at the scene, officers found Andy Cabrera, 37, on his on his back and bleeding from his torso before losing consciousness, according to a search warrant affidavit.
Investigators wrote that Cabrera had gotten out of prison two days earlier, had learned Samora was dating the mother of his children and planned to confront Samora about how he was treating Cabrera's kids.
In May 2007, the Salt Lake Metro Gang Unit named Samora Public Enemy No. 1 after police said he shot a man in the shoulder while driving on I-215. He was convicted in federal court.