Ogden Family Mourns Teen Son As Another Recovers From Gunshot Wounds

Feb 12, 2019, 8:13 PM | Updated: 8:41 pm

OGDEN, Utah – 18 year-old Kamron Johnson would have usually been in school on a weekday afternoon. Instead, he was at home in bed.

“Had he not stayed home from school, sick with the flu, he would be with us today,” Kamron’s uncle, Greg Johnson said. “Never got into any trouble. That’s why it’s devastating. This kid who never caused no harm to anyone, his life is just tragically taken.”

Police said sometime Monday, 23-year-old Theron Farmer entered the family’s home, along West Lake Street, and shots were fired.

Veronica Johnson said her son, Kamron was shot three times, once in the head, and her 20-year-old son, Eric, shot four times. She said Eric told her Farmer and another man took their cellphones, and left Eric for dead.

“He laid on the floor for two hours; bleeding and waiting for my husband to get home,” Veronica said. “It’s meant to be. He survived. Because if he didn’t survive. We wouldn’t have known who done this.”

Eric Johnson came out of the intensive care unit at McKay Dee Hospital, Monday afternoon, and is expected to recover. Veronica Johnson said Kamron would have graduated from Ben Lomond High School in June. She said he looked forward to going to college, with dreams of becoming a sports trainer and buying a Ford Mustang.

“It’s just really sad that he’s not going to be able to do that. He was a great kid,” Veronica said.


Kamron Johnson was 16 years old at the time of his death.

Veronica says Farmer was a friend of his son, Eric, and that he apparently came over Monday, claiming he just wanted to hang out.

“He(Eric) didn’t know it was going to happen,” Veronica said. “And he knew Theron for a long time. Maybe 6-7 years. And he’s the one that came in and ordered the other guy to shoot them.”

Eric Johnson is expected to recover from his injuries.

Eric Johnson is expected to recover from his injuries.

Ogden Police arrested Farmer Tuesday, after a SWAT team deployed gas at a Layton apartment. Detectives said they are still looking for one more suspect.

“They’re great kids, and they didn’t deserve this.” Veronica said. “They did not deserve this, especially Kamron.”

KSL 5 TV Live

Top Stories

Local News

Tamara Vaifanua

Cedar City to honor beloved teacher with a park

There’s an effort underway in Cedar City to honor a beloved teacher who lost her battle with breast cancer earlier this year.
13 hours ago
(Derek Petersen/KSL TV)...
Josh Ellis

Suspect dead, officer injured after South Salt Lake shooting

One person is dead and a South Salt Lake police officer was injured after shots were fired early Tuesday morning.
13 hours ago
Domestic violence organizations saw a significant increase in request for shelter during the pandem...
Ashley Moser

Advocates encourage victims, perpetrators to seek help as domestic violence increases

Domestic violence organizations saw a significant increase in requests for shelter during the pandemic.
2 days ago
UDOT says it spend over $1.5 million on fixing potholes in the last fiscal year, FY 2022....
Matt Gephardt & Sloan Schrage, KSL TV

Submitting a claim to the government for pothole damage? Good luck with that

A pothole can do serious and expensive damage to your car. But as Get Gephardt found, if you hit a bad spot on a Utah road, don’t expect the city or state to rush to pay for your repairs.
2 days ago
We All Belong logo....
Debbie Worthen

Parent advocacy group celebrates kids with special needs

A rally in Draper brings hundred of people together to celebrate inclusion for kids with special needs.
2 days ago
American Leadership Academy....
Shelby Lofton

A Spanish Fork high school homecoming dress code causes tension between students and faculty

Upset students are speaking out tonight after being turned away from their homecoming dance.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

young woman with stickers on laptop computer...
Les Olson

7 ways print marketing materials can boost your business

Custom print marketing materials are a great way to leave an impression on clients or customers. Read for a few ideas to spread the word about your product or company.
young woman throwing clothes to organize a walk in closet...
Lighting Design

How to organize your walk-in closet | 7 easy tips to streamline your storage today

Read our tips to learn how to organize your walk-in closet for more storage space. These seven easy tips can help you get the most out of your space.
Types of Computer Malware and Examples...
PC Laptops

5 Nasty Types of Computer Malware and Examples | Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Computer and Family Safe

Here are the different types of computer malware and examples that could potentially infect your computer.
tips how to quit smoking...

7 Tips How to Quit Smoking | Quitting Smoking Might be One of the Hardest Things You Ever Do but Here’s Where You Can Start

Quitting smoking cigarettes can be incredibly difficult. Here are 7 tips how to quit smoking to help you on your quitting journey.
Photo: Storyblocks...
Blue Stakes of Utah 811

Blue Stakes of Utah 811: 5 Reasons To Call 811 Before You Dig When Working in Your Yard

Call before you dig. Even at home, you could end up with serious injuries or broken utilities just because you didn't call Blue Stakes of Utah 811.
Days of...
Days of '47 Rodeo

TRIVIA: How well do you know your rodeo? Take this quiz before you go to the Days of ’47!

The Utah Days of ’47 Rodeo presented by Zions Bank is a one-of-a-kind Gold Medal Rodeo being held July 20-23, 25 at 7:30 PM. The Days of ’47 Rodeo How well do you know your rodeo trivia? Take the quiz to test your know-all before heading out to the Days of ’47 Rodeo at the […]
Ogden Family Mourns Teen Son As Another Recovers From Gunshot Wounds