Man hospitalized after Ogden police opened fire


An Ogden officer shot and wounded a man Monday afternoon, police said.

Initially, police responded around 4 p.m. when there were reports of a riot involving a knife-wielding man in a fight with a woman on the 200th block of 26th Street.

While dealing with the disturbance, an officer opened fire four times, attacking the man twice, Ogden Police Chief Eric Young said at a news conference Monday night. The officer was not injured.

The man who was shot remained conscious, breathing and conscious while he was transported to McKay-Dee Hospital, where he remained until Monday night, Young said. The shooting happened near a construction site, where several witnesses witnessed the altercation and the subsequent shooting, he said.

More information about what led to the shooting was not immediately released. Police could not identify the officer who opened fire or the man who was injured Monday night. Young expects more information to be announced on Tuesday.

The Weber County District Attorney’s Serious Incident Investigation Team is investigating the police shooting, Young said. The shooting officer has been placed on administrative leave.

This marked According to the Salt Lake Tribune database, the 26th police shooting in Utah this year.

On Sunday night, a West Jordan police officer responded to a report of domestic violence shot and wounded a 36-year-old man, police said Monday. It marks the 25th police shooting in Utah this year. Man hospitalized after Ogden police opened fire

Yasmin Harisha

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