After 12 days, suspect in Ogden homicide now behind bars

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UPDATE 2/14/2019 – A suspect police were looking for who they believe is connected to a homicide at the beginning of February in Ogden is now behind bars. 

18-year-old Xavier Soto was booked into the Weber County Jail on first-degree felony homicide charges on Wednesday. 

Arresting documents state Soto was wanted for an incident on Feb 2 when police responded to the area of 2265 Monroe Blvd on a possible gunshot wound. 

When officers arrived they located 28-year-old D.J. Parkinson on the ground and bleeding from stab wounds to his chest and back. Parkinson was transported to McKay Dee Hospital but later died from his injuries, according to the probable cause statement.

Additionally stated in the documents, police said during the investigation they learned there was a disturbance that took place near 2228 Monroe Blvd and witnesses said Soto was in a physical altercation with a woman in the alleyway when Parkinson attempted to stop the assault.

After Parkinson confronted Soto, he started to run and was being chased by Soto. The two ran across Monroe Blvd. and then south on the west side of Monroe Blvd, documents state.

Investigators located surveillance video from a location on Monroe which shows a portion of the fatal assault between Soto and the victim which collaborates the information given by the witnesses, according to documents. 

It is also mentioned in the arresting documents Soto is a known gang member and has a substantial criminal history as a juvenile. 

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OGDEN, Utah (ABC4 News) – Police are looking for a suspect after the death of a 28-year-old man in Ogden.

Officials say a passerby found DJ Parkinson lying in the grass with significant injuries to his torso at about 9:50 p.m. on Saturday, February 2 near 2200 block of Monroe Blvd.

Medical personnel responded and transported Parkinson to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Through the course of the investigation, Ogden City Police detectives determined that the incident was a homicide. The suspect was identified as 18-year-old Xavier Soto.

Authorities say they do not know the whereabouts of the suspect. They encourage anyone who was driving through the area that night on Monroe Blvd or anyone with information about Soto’s location to call Ogden City Police Detective Travis Kearl at 801-629-8029. 

This is a developing story. Information will be provided as it becomes available.

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