A West Valley man accused of firing several shots during a July armed robbery attempt at a Vietnamese market last July 9 was arrested Thursday in Salt Lake City.
Authorities had been looking for Hung Phuoc Ho, 25, since the July 9 shooting at the Mini Market, 404 N. 300 West. He is charged with aggravated assault in connection with the attempted robbery and was also wanted for questioning in the July 12 shooting of a Southeast Asian man.FBI agents and Salt Lake County deputy sheriffs arrested Ho without incident at a Salt Lake apartment Thursday. A federal fugitive warrant for his arrest had been issued by the U.S. District Court. He was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail and was scheduled to be arraigned Friday in 3rd Circuit Court.
During the July 9 incident, Salt Lake police say, several Vietnamese youths entered the store and tried to extort several hundred dollars from the clerk. After being refused money, the group went outside and got into a car with other Southeast Asians, three of whom pulled small-caliber revolvers and began shooting at the store. A store employee returned fire. In all, more than 40 rounds were exchanged.
Three days later, Devin Ung, 22, was found underneath a freeway overpass. He had been shot three times in the abdomen while on the freeway and then fell, jumped or was pushed below. Ung said he shot himself, but police believe he was shot for his refusal to help one of the assailants in the shootout.