County attorney’s office to investigate whether man, police fired shot

Nov 12 2012 - 11:06pm


A man was found dead by police in this house on Sunday.
A man was found dead by police in this house on Sunday.

OGDEN -- Police aren't certain when information will be released on a standoff over the weekend in Ogden that left a man dead.

Ogden Police Lt. Danielle Croyle, who is in charge of the department's major crimes division, said Monday that the case has been handed over to the Weber County Attorney's Office, which is conducting an independent investigation on the incident.

The attorney's office was closed Monday for the Veterans Day holiday.

"We don't have any updates at this point," Croyle said Monday.

The standoff took place early Sunday morning when police responded to a home at 180 4th St. in Ogden.

At 2:23 a.m., the Weber Consolidated Dispatch Center received a 911 call from a female requesting assistance because of a domestic violence incident at the home, according to a news release from Ogden police.

Police made contact with individuals in the home and, while investigating, were fired upon inside the residence. Officers returned fire and made a tactical retreat from the home, the news release states. In addition, the officers safely removed other occupants from the home.

A male suspect barricaded himself inside the home and refused to come out, according to the news release.

Ogden-Metro SWAT officers responded to the house. After negotiations with the man ceased, police entered the house and found the man dead.

The man's name has not yet been released, and it's unclear whether the man was shot by an officer or if he took his own life.

The officers involved in the incident have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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