OGDEN — A woman was shot to death Saturday afternoon in a grocery store parking lot and a suspect shot himself several hours later after a SWAT standoff, the Ogden Police Department said.

The identities of the 41-year-old woman and the male suspect, who was in critical condition at a hospital Saturday night, were not released pending notification of relatives. Messages left with OPD on Sunday were not immediately returned.

The woman's shooting occurred near a Smith's grocery store at 1485 Harrison Blvd. at about 1:15 p.m., said Lt. John Cox. 

Lt. Tyler Ziegler said in a news release that the man was a former boyfriend of the victim. The man confronted her in the parking lot and drove away after shooting her, the release said.

Police tracked the man to a front yard in the 900 block of Maple Street, which is just south of the intersection of 36th Street and Quincy Avenue.

The man had a semiautomatic handgun and refused to surrender, beginning a standoff with the Ogden Metro SWAT team for more than three hours.

Police evacuated the surrounding blocks and a SWAT negotiator talked to the man at length, the news release said.

SWAT paramedics treated the man before he was taken by ambulance to a hospital at about 6:40 p.m., according to the release.

Ogden police detectives and the Weber-Morgan Homicide Task Force are investigating the circumstances of the woman's death, the release said.

You can reach reporter Mark Shenefelt at mshenefelt@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter at @mshenefelt.

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