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Charges: South Jordan man opens fire on man who said he liked his hat

Charges: South Jordan man opens fire on man who said he liked his hat

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SALT LAKE CITY — A man who was complimented on his ball cap was charged with 13 felonies Wednesday for allegedly opening fire on the man who complimented him, according to charging documents.

Aldo Gonzalez, 25, of South Jordan, who goes the by street moniker Doughboy, was charged in 3rd District Court with 10 counts of illegal discharge of a firearm, a third-degree felony; possession of a firearm by a restricted person, a second-degree felony; fleeing, a third-degree felony; failing to stop at the command of a law enforcer, a class A misdemeanor; and possession of counterfeit labeling tools, a third-degree felony.

On July 1, a man at a restaurant spotted Gonzalez wearing a San Francisco 49ers hat and told him it was cool, according to the charges.

When the man returned home, he was approached by Gonzalez and another man who asked, "What set you claim?" before firing 10 rounds at him, according to the charges. The man, however, was not injured.

Gonzalez, a documented gang member, shot at the man "simply because the victim made a comment about his hat," the charges state.

After being spotted by police, Gonzalez led officers on a car chase before getting out and running, the charges state. With the assistance of a police K-9 and witnesses, police were able to track Gonzalez to a home where he was arrested.

A press that makes "M" and "30" on pills was also found in his car, the charging documents state.

Pat Reavy

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