OGDEN — One man is dead following an officer-involved shooting Friday night in Ogden.

According to Ogden Police Chief Randy Watt, two officers shot and killed a man said to be in his 30s. The man died at the scene.

Preliminary information indicates officers were dispatched to the Walmart located at 1959 Wall Ave. sometime Friday evening after a report that a man was “acting violently” toward people inside, according to Watt. He was allegedly challenging people to fight him, Watt said.

The man was stopped by police while he was in his car driving out of the Walmart parking lot, according to a press release from the Ogden Police Department.

The man gave officers his information, but the officers couldn’t verify what the man was telling them. The man then tried to drive away before he crashed his car, then tried to run away from officers, Watt said.

Officers chased the man on foot to an area in between 20th and 21st streets. Watt said at one point the man turned around and “aggressively” moved toward the officers while holding a weapon. Watt did not know what kind of weapon the man allegedly possessed at the time.

Officers “tried to use intermediate force” on the man, but the man continued to “aggressively attack” the two officers, Watt said.

Two officers then used their guns and shot the man, killing him at the scene, Watt said.

No officers were injured during the incident, according to Watt.

Watt added that the incident is in the early stages of investigation and officers are in the process of gathering information on how the shooting transpired.

Watt did not know how many officers were pursuing the man but said he knew that two officers used lethal force.

The man shot and killed at the scene is a white man believed to be in his mid- to late-30s, according to Watt. Police had not yet identified the man as of Friday night.

Police were blocking the roadway of 21st Street and diverting traffic south onto 22nd Street after the shooting.

As of Friday night around 10 p.m., the investigation into the fatal shooting is in the initial phase.

The Weber County Attorney’s Office is handing the investigation, according to the press release.

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This is a breaking news story that will be updated as more information becomes available.

Jacob Scholl is the Cops and Courts Reporter for the Standard-Examiner. Email him at jscholl@standard.net and follow him on Twitter at @Jacob_Scholl.

(8) comments


sure glad there are perfect people like your almighty judge sabbatical out there to plant the roots of righteousness on every article with their ignorant fingers of unwavering justice.


4TRE..You know what Jack said to Tom...


What was this man's educational level?


Chris lived with me and my black girlfriend... he was not a racist, not prejudice, not a tweaker, not a gang banger... just a guy trying to change his life, rent a room, buy my truck, work with all my friends, have a couple beers after work & help anyone who needed a hand. i loved this man, he was not the person they're painting him as.

i'm the only person who can comment that was actually there and knew him so stfu.
"violently and rapidly attacked" yet "no officers injured" but one of my best friends is murdered, did you even know how many times they shot him? over 6 times. 2 cops.


All he had to do was put his hands up and comply with LE commands!



This has just got to stop!


Cops, out of control, again.


Huh..an article a while back..850 gang members in the area.."Houston..we have a problem".


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