Suspect identified in Ogden shooting of 6 officers

Jan 5 2012 - 8:21pm

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Weber Morgan Narcotics Strike Force Commander Darrin Parke, center shows emotion after speaking with Dee Smith, left and Wayne Tarwater, right during a press conference regarding six officers shot while serving a search warrant at the Ogden Police Station in Ogden January 5, 2012.(ROBERT JOHNSON/Standard-Examiner)
Ogden's Assistant Police Chief Marcy Korgenski hugs Dana Findlay at a press conference at the Ogden City Police Department regarding the six officers with the Weber/Morgan Narcotics Task Force who were shot Wednesday night while serving a warrant. Matthew David Stewart, 37, is suspected of fatally shooting Officer Jared Francom of the Ogden City Police Department and wounding five others: Shawn Grogan, Kasey Burrell and Michael Rounkles, all of the Ogden Police Department, Sgt. Nate Hutchinson, Weber County Sheriff’s Office, and Jason Vanderworfe, Roy Police Department. (Erin Hooley/Standard-Examiner)
Weber County Attorney Dee Smith shows emotion during a press conference regarding six officers shot while serving a search warrant at the Ogden Police Station in Ogden January 5, 2012.(ROBERT JOHNSON/Standard-Examiner)
Members of the media document a press conference regarding six officers shot while serving a search warrant at the Ogden Police Station in Ogden January 5, 2012.(ROBERT JOHNSON/Standard-Examiner)
Officers guard the front of a home on Jakcson Ave. the morning after where six officers were shot while serving a search warrant in Ogden January 5, 2012.(ROBERT JOHNSON/Standard-Examiner)
Evidence markers at the scene where six police officers were shot while serving a search warrant on Jackson Ave. in Ogden January 5, 2012.(ROBERT JOHNSON/Standard-Examiner)
Police officers and others listen during a press conference regarding six officers shot while serving a search warrant at the Ogden Police Station in Ogden January 5, 2012.(ROBERT JOHNSON/Standard-Examiner)
Location of shooting in Ogden.
Officer Jared Francom
Officer Michael Rounkles
Officer Kasey Burell
Officer Shawn Grogan
This undated image provided by the Roy City Police Department Thursday Jan. 5, 2012, shows Officer Jason VanderWarf, who was wounded during a drug raid that wounded five officers, including VanderWarf, and the suspect at a house in Ogden, Utah, on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, authorities said. Another officer died during the shootout. (AP Photo/Roy City Police Dept.)
Weber Morgan Narcotics Strike Force Commander Darrin Parke, center shows emotion after speaking with Dee Smith, left and Wayne Tarwater, right during a press conference regarding six officers shot while serving a search warrant at the Ogden Police Station in Ogden January 5, 2012.(ROBERT JOHNSON/Standard-Examiner)
Ogden's Assistant Police Chief Marcy Korgenski hugs Dana Findlay at a press conference at the Ogden City Police Department regarding the six officers with the Weber/Morgan Narcotics Task Force who were shot Wednesday night while serving a warrant. Matthew David Stewart, 37, is suspected of fatally shooting Officer Jared Francom of the Ogden City Police Department and wounding five others: Shawn Grogan, Kasey Burrell and Michael Rounkles, all of the Ogden Police Department, Sgt. Nate Hutchinson, Weber County Sheriff’s Office, and Jason Vanderworfe, Roy Police Department. (Erin Hooley/Standard-Examiner)
Weber County Attorney Dee Smith shows emotion during a press conference regarding six officers shot while serving a search warrant at the Ogden Police Station in Ogden January 5, 2012.(ROBERT JOHNSON/Standard-Examiner)
Members of the media document a press conference regarding six officers shot while serving a search warrant at the Ogden Police Station in Ogden January 5, 2012.(ROBERT JOHNSON/Standard-Examiner)
Officers guard the front of a home on Jakcson Ave. the morning after where six officers were shot while serving a search warrant in Ogden January 5, 2012.(ROBERT JOHNSON/Standard-Examiner)
Evidence markers at the scene where six police officers were shot while serving a search warrant on Jackson Ave. in Ogden January 5, 2012.(ROBERT JOHNSON/Standard-Examiner)
Police officers and others listen during a press conference regarding six officers shot while serving a search warrant at the Ogden Police Station in Ogden January 5, 2012.(ROBERT JOHNSON/Standard-Examiner)
Location of shooting in Ogden.
Officer Jared Francom
Officer Michael Rounkles
Officer Kasey Burell
Officer Shawn Grogan
This undated image provided by the Roy City Police Department Thursday Jan. 5, 2012, shows Officer Jason VanderWarf, who was wounded during a drug raid that wounded five officers, including VanderWarf, and the suspect at a house in Ogden, Utah, on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, authorities said. Another officer died during the shootout. (AP Photo/Roy City Police Dept.)

 

 

OGDEN -- The suspect in Wednesday night's shooting that left one police officer dead and five others wounded was identified today as Matthew David Stewart, 37.

Stewart has a limited criminal record, Ogden police officials said a news conference this morning.

The officer who was killed, Jared Francom, was a member of the Ogden Police Department since 2005.

Stewart is under guard in a local hospital. Police officials did not describe his injuries.

The shootings occurred as 12 members of the Weber-Morgan Strike Force were serving a warrant at a home on Jackson Avenue.

The officers knocked and, when they did not receive an answer, entered the house, and were fired on.

The other officers who were injured were identified as Shawn Grogan, Kasey Burrell and Michael Rounkles, all of the Ogden Police Department; Sgt. Nate Hutchinson, Weber County Sheriff's Office; and Jason VanderWarf, Roy Police Department.

Authorities said the conditions of the other five officers range from serious to critical.

The Weber-Morgan Strike Force is a multi-agency unit made up of officers from the Weber County Sheriff's Office, local police departments and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency.

 

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