Man arrested after 9-year-old boy shot in head during drive-by shooting in Kearns

KEARNS, Utah — One day after a 9-year-old child was shot in the head during a drive-by shooting in Kearns, police have made an arrest and the victim remains in critical condition.

The Unified Police Department confirmed around 3:40 p.m. Thursday that 19-year-old Oscar Bermejo-Zaragoza was arrested for his role in the shooting that occurred Wednesday afternoon. 

The victim was flown to Primary Children’s Hospital Wednesday, where he underwent emergency surgery.

As doctors monitor the boy, police are investigating and believe they have some leads. They were out all night gathering evidence, and Thursday they say they called four people in for questioning.

“What we have is we have four individuals detained in Ogden,” said Detective Ken Hansen with the Unified Police Department.

Ogden police worked with UPD to question the four individuals. That resulted in the arrest of Bermejo-Zaragoza on three counts of aggravated assault. The other three people who were questioned have been released.

Police believe the incident may be gang related, and they say the man arrested Thursday is believed to have either been the driver or the passenger in the BMW suspected in the drive-by shooting.

“…based on the address, based on the type of crime that it was–you know, being a drive

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