PAYETTE -- The 19-year-old man shot, by what police are calling an execution-style, attempted murder is out of the hospital and friends said he is doing well.

Ramon Fry was shot twice on Feb. 29, and Ontario residents Lester and Erlene Reger were arrested for attempted murder. They have since been released on bail.

However, close friends of Fry tell KTVB he is hiding out and living in fear because the Regers are now out of jail. The Regers are the grandparents of Fry s child.

Friday, the Payette Police Department arrested a third person in connection with the Ontario shooting.

Payette Chief of Police Mark Clark said Ontario authorities notified his department last week about 55-year-old John Fritz. He was wanted for an aggravated attempted murder warrant and Clark said his officers took extra precautions because of the nature of the warrant.

Whenever you have a warrant of that magnitude you take a lot of backup with you, always prepare, you never know how people are going to react to that type of situation, Clark said. A lot of them think their freedoms are going to be taken with a serious crime like that.

But Fritz was arrested at his home in Payette with no issues.

Neighbors living on the same street that Fritz lives said Tuesday they were stunned to hear about his arrest.

Donna Coup and her son Austin Coup said Fritz is a good man, always willing to help out a friend. Donna said Fritz and her husband are close friends.

Very shocked, she said. Because that is just not John, that is not John, because they go, my husband and him go fishing all the time, they hang out. It was just very shocking.

The Coups said Fritz never mentioned knowing the Regers.

Back in his hometown of Garden Valley, Fry was seen visiting his former high school last week. Friends said he was in good spirits and looked healthy.

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