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Magna man charged with opening fire after argument over clothing

A Magna man faces three felonies accusing him of firing several rounds at a group of people at a Provo gas station following an argument over clothing.

A Magna man faces three felonies accusing him of firing several rounds at a group of people at a Provo gas station following an argument over clothing. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)



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PROVO — Criminal charges were filed Monday against a Magna man accused of firing multiple rounds at people at a Provo gas station after allegedly getting into an argument over the color of clothing.

Alejandro Antonio Molina-Ballesteros, 19, is charged in 4th District Court with aggravated assault and two counts of discharge of a firearm, both third-degree felonies.

On June 23, Ballesteros was at a gas station, 900 W. Center Street, and "became involved in an argument about the color of clothing" with several others, according to charging documents.

After arguing, Ballesteros got into his car and began to drive away. But just before exiting the parking lot, Ballesteros stopped his car, got out, then fired six rounds, the charges state, "two of which struck the vehicle of the people with whom he had been arguing and three rounds hit a bystander's vehicle in the tire, the roof and the driver's door where the victim was sitting and shattering her window. The last bullet struck the building."

Using surveillance video from the gas station and after receiving a license plate number, police went to Ballesteros' home to arrest him.

No serious injuries were reported.

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