Provo Officer In Stable Condition, Suspect Hospitalized Following Shooting

Feb 25, 2021, 2:01 PM | Updated: 11:14 pm

PROVO, Utah – An officer with the Provo Police Department was taken to the hospital in stable condition after shots were fired between he and a male suspect. The suspect was also injured.

The incident happened in the area of 900 East and 80 South around 12:51 p.m. Thursday.

Sgt. Nisha King said authorities responded to multiple calls of a man who reportedly had a gun, acting erratically in the area. Callers also told police an apartment window had been shot out by the suspect.

When a responding officer, who was later identified as Officer John Oseguera, engaged with the man, officials said shots were exchanged, and both Oseguera and the suspect sustained gunshot wounds.

The suspect’s identity was no available.

Posted by Provo Police Department on Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Oseguera and the suspect were both transported to the hospital. Sgt. King said Oseguera was talking and was able to walk out of the building.

She said officers do not believe there is any ongoing threat to the public.

Provo Chief of Police Rich Ferguson confirmed Oseguera was in stable condition after being shot twice. He also suffered a head wound that came from shrapnel, rather than a bullet.

Officials said Officer Oseguuera had been serving in the department for about two years,

King said the suspect has connections to the apartment complex but did not elaborate.

She and Ferguson thanked numerous agencies from across Utah County that responded to assist the department with responding to other calls and the investigation.

Utah County Attorney David Leavitt said the county’s Officer-Involved Critical Incident protocol has been activated and the Utah County Sheriff’s Office will lead the investigation.

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