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Sheriff’s office: Man dies from suicide during interaction with officers in South Ogden

By Staff | Apr 18, 2024


SOUTH OGDEN — A man is dead as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound sustained during an interaction with law enforcement in the 4400 South block of Adams Avenue on Thursday, authorities said.

Per a release from Lt. Terance Lavely of the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, deputies had been notified of “a suspicious male” walking in Washington Terrace while in possession of a baseball bat.

Upon making contact with the man, deputies requested that he relinquish the bat so they could talk to him. According to the release, the man put the bat down but then drew a gun from his waistband.

It was further stated that the man shot himself before the deputies could react and that their own firearms were not discharged during the interaction.

“We don’t understand why this incident occurred, or why the male took the action that he did,” the release stated.

Medical assistance was called, according to the release, but it was ultimately determined that the man was “beyond saving.”

The man’s identity has not been made public, and detectives were still working on notifying his next of kin at the time of the release. An investigation of the incident is ongoing.

“Our primary focus remains public safety and we are thankful for the men and women who put on a uniform and willingly enter situations where the outcome isn’t known. We are thankful that no one else was injured in this incident,” the release stated. “Our heartfelt condolences are extended to the family of the deceased. We also want to emphasize the availability of resources for anyone struggling with thoughts of self-harm.”


Those thinking of harming themselves have several resources available:

Weber Human Services emergency or crisis services, 801-625-3700.

Davis Behavioral Health 24-Hour Crisis Response Line, 801-773-7060

National Suicide Prevention Hotline, 1-800-273-8255

SafeUT Crisis Chat and Tip Line, 833-372-3388

National Alliance on Mental Illness Utah, 801-323-9900

Family Counseling Service of Northern Utah, 801-399-1600

Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital Behavioral Health, 801-387-5600

Davis Hospital: Behavioral Health Unit and Emergency Room, 801-807-1000

Lakeview Hospital: Behavioral Health Unit and Emergency Room, 801-299-2200

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