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Man charged in alleged drug-related robbery that left 2 people shot

By Pat Reavy, KSL | Posted - Mar 22nd, 2019 @ 8:40pm

SALT LAKE CITY — Charges were filed Friday against a man in connection with an alleged drug-related robbery that resulted in two other men being shot.

Randon Cummings, 18, of Salt Lake City, was charged Friday in 3rd District Court with two counts of aggravated robbery, a first-degree felony.

On March 16, Cummings and another man attempted to rob a man who deals small amounts of marijuana, according to charging documents. The men agreed to meet at the Chelsea Park Apartments, 7351 S. Catalpa St. (440 West). Once there, Cummings and another man pointed guns at the alleged drug dealer who ran off. No one was injured, the charges state.

The victim said he "sells small amounts of marijuana" and arranges deals using Snapchat, according to charging documents.

The next day, Cummings and his friend arranged to meet with the victim again, using a different Snapchat account to set up the deal, the charges state.

When they met at the same location, Cummings put the 18-year-old victim in a chokehold, according to the charges. The man was able to break free and hit Cummings with a skateboard, the charges state.

That's when Cummings' friend fired at the drug dealer and another 18-year-old man, hitting them in the arms and leg, according to the charges. The injuries were not life-threatening, police stated.

As of Friday, Unified police were still trying to identify the alleged gunman.

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