LAYTON -- A 31-year-old man got his wish and was shot by officers, but with bean bags, not with bullets.
Jeremy David Lindeman had threatened to blow up his girlfriend's apartment on Monday.
Police were called at 4:20 p.m. by the 28-year-old woman, who said Lindeman had been drinking. She told officers she saw Lindeman pour an alcoholic beverage on the bed, then he held another container, claiming it contained gasoline, Layton Police Lt. Shawn Horton said.
The woman and her children left the apartment at 460 E. Elm St.
Officers set up a perimeter containment and then contacted Lindeman by cellphone, Horton said. Lindeman refused to come out of the apartment.
Horton said police decided not to deploy any Tasers on Lindeman because of the possibility he had been handling gasoline.
At 5:51 p.m., Lindeman came out of the back doors of the apartment holding a machete and a large kitchen knife, Horton said.
"He walked up to the fence area and dropped the knives, but kept continuing to advance on the officers," Horton said.
As he advanced, Lindeman shouted repeatedly at the officers to "Shoot me!" Horton said.
An officer shot a shotgun that contained "bean-bag" rounds at Lindeman but he didn't stop advancing toward officers, Horton said.
Police officers tackled him to the ground and booked him in Davis County Jail on suspicion of domestic violence criminal mischief, threat of violence, interference with an arresting officer and intoxication, all misdemeanors.
He is being held in lieu of $1,436 bail.