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Suspect In Early-Morning Officer-Involved Shooting Dies, Authorities Say

Dec 27, 2019, 5:46 AM | Updated: 1:47 pm

SOUTH OGDEN, Utah – The Weber County Attorney’s Office is investigating after an officer-involved shooting Friday morning in South Ogden, police said.

Authorities said the chain of events began with a stabbing incident that led to a police chase. The driver of a red Ford Mustang allegedly led police in a pursuit that started in Ogden and ended at the intersection of Riverdale Road and Wall Avenue in South Ogden at approximately 1 a.m.

South Ogden Police Sgt. David Labbe said authorities had to spike the Mustang’s tires.

He said when police approached the vehicle, there was an altercation that led to the officer-involved shooting.

The suspect was taken to the hospital where he later died.

Resident Chaedon Landon, who lives less than a mile away from the scene, said the suspect in the Mustang was his uncle, Fredrick Jeremy Atkin.

“I was on my way out the door and two police officers showed up this morning asking us questions about my uncle Jeremy,” Landon said. “… Then they finally told us that there was a shooting.”

Landon said his uncle lives with him and his children.

“It’s hard not knowing,” Landon said. “We don’t know what the cop has done. We don’t know what Jeremy has done.”

It’s not known at this time if the suspect had a weapon. The officer involved in the shooting is “OK,” Labbe said.

Per protocol, the South Ogden police officer has been placed on administrative leave, according to a statement from the Weber County Attorney’s Office.

Information on the reported stabbing was not immediately available.

This article will be updated as new information is made available.

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