Police: Teen arrested in Ogden after threatening family members with guns

Dec 4, 2021, 6:54 PM | Updated: 6:59 pm
(FILE photo KSL TV)
(FILE photo KSL TV)

OGDEN, Utah — An 18-year-old was arrested Thursday after police say he threatened family members while armed with two guns, eventually firing off a bullet near his sister’s face.

Matias Yosino was booked into the Weber County Jail for investigation of several charges, including use or possession of drug paraphernalia, intoxication, felony discharge of a firearm, criminal mischief, and aggravated assault, among others.

Officer Jorden William Nielsen with the Ogden City Police Department wrote in a press release that he responded to a weapons disturbance at 258 N. Eccles Avenue around 4:20 a.m. Thursday.

“It was reported that the suspect, Matias Yosino (Matias), was armed with two guns (a shotgun and a pistol) and was threatening his family members,” read the document.

He also threatened to shoot police, according to court documents.

Yosino’s sister told police that Yosino, who lives with her, damaged her bedroom door after he forced himself inside the room.

While armed with a shotgun and pistol, he threatened to hit her several times.

“Matias… then held the shotgun lengthwise to both their heads before firing off a bullet,” court documents state.

Both the sister and mother told police Yosino had been drinking.

According to court documents, Yosino eventually exited the home, without the guns, and was detained.

Yosino’s mother, who heard the shot go off, allowed officers to search for the firearms.

The shotgun and pistol, which “matched the description given by Matias’s sister” were located, according to police.

A search was then conducted in the backyard.

“A yellow and orange container, a plastic bong with a yellowish tint and liquid, and what appeared to be a homemade firearm was located,” read the probable cause statement.

Police also found an empty shotgun shell in Matias’s room, as well as a bullet hole in the ceiling of the home, “just where Matias’s sister indicated it would be.”

After officers read Yosino his Miranda rights, he admitted he was drunk and “stated the alcohol had partially caused this crime.”

He told police he had the guns and had discharged the shotgun inside an occupied home.

He also admitted to owning the items that were found in the backyard, according to police.

“Matias stated he intended to commit suicide by cop; however, I found a bulletproof vest in the front room. When asked about the vest, Matias said he had put it on for protection,” read the probable cause statement.

Lastly, he told police he was convicted of a felony as a juvenile and that he is a user of “dab,” which is a marijuana THC extract.

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Police: Teen arrested in Ogden after threatening family members with guns