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Two arrested in drug-related shooting at Woods Cross parking lot

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WOODS CROSS — Woods Cross police have arrested two people wanted in connection with a shooting in a parking lot a week ago that injured two other people.

Jose Delarosa, 30, of Midvale, and a 17-year-old boy were both arrested Wednesday night for investigation of four counts of attempted murder, aggravated robbery, 10 counts of felony discharge of a firearm, possession of a firearm by a restricted person, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

The juvenile, whose name was not immediately released, was booked into the Farmington Bay Youth Detention Center. Delarosa was booked into the Davis County Jail.

On April 14, Delarosa and the juvenile drove to the Smith’s Food and Drug parking lot, 614 W. 2600 South, with the intent to sell marijuana, according to a police affidavit. Two people entered the car to buy drugs, police say.

Delarosa held a gun to the first victim’s head “and demanded he empty his pockets as the juvenile emerged from the cargo area and grabbed victim 2,” according to the affidavit,

The two victims got out of the car and got into a fight with Delarosa and the 17-year-old. The victims then got into their own vehicle, where two others were waiting. As the four victims started to drive off, “Jose instructed the juvenile to shoot them and the juvenile fired no less than 10 shots at the vehicle, striking two of the victims. The victims transported themselves to the hospital and were treated for” injuries not considered to be life-threatening, the affidavit states.

One person was shot in the leg and the other in the arm, according to police.

Police say Delarosa was arrested for investigation of four counts of attempted murder because he “instructed a juvenile to commit a dangerous act that put the lives of four individuals in jeopardy.

“Jose is criminally responsible for the crimes the juvenile committed as he facilitated and instructed the juvenile to engage in the conduct,” police wrote.

Delarosa is a documented gang member who “has proven he is a substantial danger to the community,” the affidavit says.