Man dead after officer-involved shooting Sunday morning in Ogden
Nov 5, 2023, 3:27 PM | Updated: Nov 6, 2023, 5:27 am
OGDEN — One man is dead following an officer-involved shooting early Sunday morning in Ogden.
In a press conference Sunday afternoon, Ogden City Chief of Police Eric Young said dispatch received a call around 1:19 a.m. in the 200 North block of Eccles Avenue. He said a female called for help because there was an intoxicated, armed man in the home acting erratically.
“He told her if she called police, he would handle it and take himself out,” Young said.
Young said seven police officers responded to the home and were confronted by a male in the front of the house with a handgun, according to Young.
Failed to comply with officers
Young said the suspect allegedly pointed the weapon at officers several times and ignored numerous commands to drop the weapon. He said all seven officers then fired their weapons at the suspect. He died on scene.
Young said officers have responded to that home in the past with similar calls where a man has threatened to use a weapon against himself and police officers. The calls go as far back as 2020.
Lynda Larsson lives next door to where the shooting took place. She said she believes the man, who Young said was in his 20s, was living with his mom in the house. She said she hears yelling coming from the house frequently.
“They seemed to always be arguing and fighting and having troubles between them,” Larsson said.
She’s seen police at their door numerous times.
“It’s happened before, they’ve had problems before,” she said.
Young said the man had previous violent felonies, with more than one of those involving a weapon. Young said the man’s previous threats of hurting himself and police prompted a larger response from his department. As such, the man was restricted from possessing or owning a firearm, according to Young.
“They know the risk is extremely high and the danger is very high for everyone involved, the suspect, the witnesses, other neighbors in the area, so that’s why we had such a robust response to that situation,” he said.
Larsson woke up to find a bullet hole in her garage door stemming from the shooting. She said her street was lined with police cars and officers when she looked out her window around 2 a.m. Sunday.
“They said they wanted to see the inside of the garage to see if there had been any damage, and that’s when I learned that there was a bullet hole,” Larsson said.
She and others told KSL they didn’t expect to see the situation involving this young man to escalate in the middle of their street overnight.
“I think it’s upset us all and I think we’re just trying to work through it and discover what’s really happened,” Larsson said.
The Weber County Attorney’s Office Officer-Involved Critical Incident Team will complete the investigation. All seven of the officers have been placed on paid administrative leave, pending the completion of the investigation.
Young said he expects the name of the suspect to be released later this week. He said no one else was hurt in the shooting.
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