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Ogden police seek gunman in fatal shooting

Police continued to look Tuesday for a man who allegedly shot and killed a man Monday night, leaving him in the middle of the street.
Police continued to look Tuesday for a man who allegedly shot and killed a man Monday night, leaving him in the middle of the street.
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OGDEN — Police continued to look Tuesday for a man who shot and killed another man, leaving him in the middle of the street.

About 6:50 p.m. Monday, police received multiple 911 calls of shots fired, said Ogden Police Lt. Danielle Croyle. Officers arrived in the 3500 block of Jefferson Avenue to find Steven C. Ferguson, 34, of Ogden, lying in the road. He was taken to a local hospital in critical condition and later died from his injuries, she said.

Investigators had very limited information about the shooter Tuesday because the area where the incident occurred was dark. Witnesses only saw a man in a white shirt and dark pants running north, Croyle said.

Police were trying to retrace Ferguson's steps. Croyle said he did not live in the area but was known to visit friends that live nearby.

Investigators spent Tuesday canvassing the neighborhood looking for witnesses and any surveillance video that might exist.

A motive for the shooting was unknown Tuesday. Utah state court records show Ferguson had a long criminal history. He was first sentenced to the Utah State Prison in 1999 and was last discharged from the prison in 2007.

Ferguson was involved in a high-profile gang fight in 2003 that resulted in the death of a 12-year-old boy who was playing at a park when he was hit in the head by a stray bullet. Jesse Martinez was shot as he sat with his mother at Monroe Park nearly two blocks away from the fight. Ferguson was not charged directly with the boy's death but was convicted of felony riot and was ordered to serve up to five years in prison.

In 1999, Ferguson was convicted of two counts of felony discharge of a firearm from a vehicle. He was sentenced to up to five years in prison.

Ferguson's other court cases involved a series of misdemeanor crimes, according to court records.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call police at 801-629 8221.

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