OGDEN -- Weber County Attorney Dee Smith said today he plans to seek the death penalty against Matthew David Stewart, 37, in the shooting death of Ogden police officer Jared Francom and the wounding of five others.
Smith said Stewart is being investigated for aggravated murder, eight counts of attempted aggravated murder, cultivation of marijuana.
Smith said he could not release details but he believes the investigation will show all the officers were shot by Stewart and none were hit by friendly fire.
Some of those who were wounded were rendering aid to fallen officers, he said.
Smith called the crime scene "massive" and said investigators are working "hour after hour, day after day."
Stewart is hospitalized at Ogden Regional Medical Center. Smith said Stewart will be booked at Weber County Jail once he is released from the hospital, a decision that is up to medical personnel.
Francom and the wounded officers were serving a search warrant at Stewart's home Jan. 4 where they were shot. Francom died early the next day at Ogden Regional.