WEST JORDAN — West Jordan police say a Midvale man who was eating inside a fast-food restaurant was gunned down early Thursday.
By Thursday afternoon, three people had been arrested. Jonathan Hunt, 18, and his friend Jayden Olsen, 22, both of Murray, were booked into the Salt Lake County Jail. A 17-year-old girl whose name was not released was booked into juvenile detention.
Just afer midnight, Noe Armijo-Luna, 20, was eating in Rancheritos, 7849 S. Redwood Road, when two other men walked into the 24-hour restaurant. Olsen had been in an ongoing dispute with Armijo-Luna, according to police.
The dispute started about five months ago, allegedly over a relationship with a woman, said West Jordan Police Lt. Richard Bell. On Wednesday, the men happened to run into each other again and the disagreement was rekindled, he said.
Later that night, Olsen and Hunt tracked Armijo-Luna down at the restaurant through the social media app Snapchat, a probable cause statement against Hunt says.
The two men walked in and confronted Armijo-Luna.
While Hunt's friend got into a verbal argument with Armijo-Luna, Hunt started punching Armijo-Luna from behind, according to the statement. Armijo-Luna then got up "to confront" Hunt, the statement says.
Hunt then pulled out a handgun and shot, striking Armijo-Luna multiple times, police said.
The two men then got into a car that the 17-year-old girl was waiting in and drove off, Bell said.
It was not immediately known how many other customers were inside the restaurant at the time. No one else was injured.
Working with the Metro Gang Unit, West Jordan police were able to locate all suspects a short time later and took them to police headquarters for questioning. The dispute, however, was not gang-related.4 comments on this story
Bell said the man eating with Armijo-Luna was familiar with Olsen, which helped lead police to identifying the suspects.
According to the probable cause statement, Hunt was booked on investigation of criminal homicide, two counts of felony discharge of a firearm, possession of a controlled substance and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.
Police believe Hunt to be a flight risk because he is "currently homeless." He also "identifies as a Blood gang member and is known to carry firearms," according to the statement.