SUNSET — Police have identified the man who was shot by an officer on Oct. 8 as JC Rameriz.
Sunset Police Chief Ken Eborn said Rameriz, 42, was still at Ogden Regional Medical Center recovering from three gunshot wounds.
The county’s Critical Incident Response Team, which includes detectives from various police agencies, is still investigating the shooting.
The shooting happened at 1:30 a.m. Oct. 8. Clearfield police dispatch received a 911 call after a cellphone was broken in the home, police said. When a Sunset police officer arrived at the home, he could see, through the glass front door, a man waving a gun, Eborn said.
A neighbor who witnessed the shooting told investigators the police officer distinctly and clearly yelled at the man to put his gun down, Eborn said. The man then fired a round into the wall inside the house.
The officer yelled several more times for the man to put down his gun, Eborn said, but the man turned and pointed the gun at the officer. The officer shot the man three times in the abdominal area. The man’s wife and children were at home when the shooting happened.
The woman told police she and her husband had been verbally arguing for several hours. Alcohol was also a factor in the shooting.
The officer, who has been with Sunset police for less than a year, is still on administrative leave. His name has not been released because the investigation is still under way.