Three arrested after John Herman Tonga shot dead

KEARNS, Utah (AP) — Authorities say three people have been arrested in connection with a Kearns shooting that left one man dead and another seriously wounded.

Unified Police say a 38-year-old man from Kearns and a 37-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man from Salt Lake City were taken into custody Saturday.

The names of the three haven’t been released, but police tell the Salt Lake Tribune that two of the suspects are facing aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and weapon charges.

Police say 34-year-old John Herman Tonga was found dead outside a home in Kearns on Wednesday.

An emergency clinic reported a second man who suffered a gunshot wound at the home came in for treatment.


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