X

Officer Killed in Utah Shootout

5 others injured as police were serving warrant on suspect
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2012 8:05 AM CST
Officer Killed in Utah Shootout
Police officers and emergency crew are seen in Ogden, Utah, where 6 police officers were shot, including those from a Narcotics Strike Force, while serving a warrant Jan. 4, 2012.   (AP Photo/Erin Hooley - Standard-Examiner)

(Newser) – One police officer was killed and five more officers were injured—some critically—while serving a search warrant on a Utah home last night, KSL reports. Witnesses reported hearing three quick shots, a pause, then much more gunfire. One said he heard what sounded like an AK-47, and says he saw a narcotics strike force entering his neighbor's back yard.

story continues below

Another saw officers confronting a person hiding in a shed. "There's cops telling him to 'put your hands up, put your hands up,'" she said. The suspect was also shot, and is in stable condition. Agent Jared Francom leaves behind a wife and two young children. "It's scary," says one neighbor. "This is a quiet neighborhood." (Read more shooting stories.)

We use cookies. By Clicking "OK" or any content on this site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. Read more in our privacy policy.
Get the news faster.
Tap to install our app.
X
Install the Newser News app
in two easy steps:
1. Tap in your navigation bar.
2. Tap to Add to Home Screen.

X