MAGNA, Utah (ABC4 News) A 17-year-old arrested for a deadly shooting in Magna in February has been formally charged with murder and will face charges as an adult.
Isaac Nacdaniel Patton, 17, was charged Friday with felony murder, aggravated robbery and purchase or transfer of a firearm by a restricted person and three counts of felony discharge of a firearm.
The probable cause statement indicates that on Feb 16, police were called to a residence on South Julia Lane in Magna on report of a shooting. When police arrived, they located Tristen Mogadam 18, who was unresponsive and bleeding from his chest. Mogadam was transported to the hospital where he died.
Mogadam’s brother who was with him at the time of the shooting told police Patton had reached out to Mogadam to purchase marijuana. Patton later arrived at the home with three other juveniles.
Patton and another male got out of the backseat of the car and an exchange took place at which time the unidentified male then asked Mogadam “What else you got?” and according to witnesses, Patton then pulled out a gun.
Mogadam allegedly shoved Patton as he and his brother turned to run towards the residence when the unidentified male was heard saying “blast him”.
The three juveniles who arrived with Patton all told officers Patton then fired his gun at Mogadam as he and his brother ran into the home. A search of the residence yielded four 9mm bullet casings in the roadway and one through the front door of the home.
Patton told officers that he was a gang member and he believed Mogadam was a member of a rival gang but police have never identified Mogadam as having any gang affiliation and friends and family of Mogadam also have indicated he had no affiliation with any gangs.
Family and friends gathered this past Thursday in Sandy at a memorial service for Mogadam where he was remembered as someone who would be the first to give anyone the shirt off his back and who touched everyone’s life that he came in contact with.