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Police: Friendly fire injures third suspect in home invasion

Police: Friendly fire injures suspect...

SALT LAKE CITY (News4Utah) -  Friendly fire caused a man to be shot in the head.
According to charging documents, Julius Navanick was one of the three suspects who barged into a home and began spraying bullets.

It happened Thursday near 500 North Redwood Road.  Their target was shot once in the arm and survived.

The trio is now facing multiple felony charges ranging from aggravated burglary, firing a weapon to causing bodily harm.

Daniel Gonzalez and Richard Arriola have also been charged by the Salt Lake district attorney.

In charging documents, Gonzalez told police: "He did not mean to shoot his friend Navanick (who) walked in front of the gun while he was shooting into the house."

Navanick remained hospitalized after being shot in the head.  Gonzalez and Arriola are currently in the Salt Lake CountyJail.

The homeowner, who didn't want to be identified, said Cesar Hernandez was very lucky.
"He hid in the place that was more accessible to him, I guess at the moment by our fridge," said the homeowner.  He didn't come out until the shooting stopped."

The homeowner said Hernandez is an acquaintance.  He was shot once in the arm and is out of the hospital.  The family was still packing their belongings Monday.  They were moving out because they are afraid friends of the trio will return to finish the job.

"We're pretty shaken up and scared," the homeowner said.  "We're paranoid to go outside."


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