Authorities Identify Man Injured In West Haven Officer-Involved Shooting

Jun 3, 2019, 5:58 AM | Updated: 1:01 pm

WEST HAVEN, Utah – The Weber County Attorney’s Office is investigating following an officer-involved shooting overnight.

The incident, which reportedly began as a domestic dispute, happened in the area of 4500 West and 4000 South.

According to the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, authorities received two reports of shots fired at approximately 11:45 p.m. Sunday. Roy Police Department was the first to respond.

Officials learned the shots stemmed from a domestic dispute between a man and a woman. The man, later identified as Justin Richard Jessop, 37, of West Haven, reportedly had a gun and had fled on foot.

Authorities called SWAT to assist.

Weber County Sheriff’s deputies located Jessoop at approximately 3 a.m. Monday.

Lt. Matt Jensen with the Weber County Sheriff’s Office said when the deputies made contact with the Jessop, he then pointed a gun at the deputies. The deputies then opened fire, hitting Jessop multiple times.

“As SWAT began arriving, two of our deputies rolled up on the male that was involved in the domestic …” Jensen said. “At that point there was a confrontation.”

Jensen confirmed both deputies fired their guns. It’s unclear at this time if the suspect fired any shots.

Both the deputies involved have been put on paid administrative leave, which is standard procedure after an officer-involved shooting. The sheriff’s office said both deputies were equipped with body cameras, although it hasn’t been confirmed if or when they were activated.

Jessop was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery. He is in stable but critical condition. Officials said he’s expected to survive.

Roy Police Department is investigating the domestic situation. The woman involved was not injured.

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Authorities Identify Man Injured In West Haven Officer-Involved Shooting