Two brothers arrested after shooting in Magna

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MAGNA, Utah (News4Utah) – Police have released more information on a shooting that took place in Magna that forced the activation of a shelter in place at Cyprus High School Friday afternoon. 

It was originally reported that two juveniles were taken into custody however both the men are adults. 

Two men Elijah Davis,18 and his brother Joseph Ariggo Desierio Davis, 22 were arrested. Elijah Davis was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on two felony charges of discharge of a firearm and aggravated assault and one misdemeanor charge of criminal mischief. Joseph Davis was booked fo charges of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person. 

Unified Police officers were called to the area of 2760 South 9150 West on a report of shots fired. Two men had fired shots at another man on a go-kart but missed. The bullets hit a car that was behind the go-kart, shattering a window. No one was injured. 

A search warrant was requested for a house at 2776 South 8950 West after two men were seen running into the home. 

Shelter-in-place protocol was activated at multiple schools due to the incident. Nearby Cyprus High School initiated a shelter-in-place protocol due to the law enforcement activity in the area.

When police arrived at the home in Magna, the two men came out. Both men had changed clothes. 

According to Elijah Davis, he had exchanged heated words with the man on the go-kart. He told police he “busted shots at the guy”. 

During a search of the home, a shotgun belonging to Joseph Davis was found. Joseph Davis admitted the gun had been in the home for a couple of months.

Joseph Davis is a documented gang member and was convicted in 2017 for attempted aggravated robbery and assault for an incident where both brothers robbed a man at knifepoint. 

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