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Police investigating officer-involved shooting in Ogden after victim of alleged aggravated kidnapping asks for help

Posted at 7:16 PM, Nov 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 21:17:21-05

UPDATE:  An alleged kidnapper who was killed by Ogden police officers Friday was identified by officials Saturday, who said he had an extensive criminal history and was wanted in two states.

The Ogden City Police Department said Saturday that Richard (Ricardo) Galvan, 37, was killed Friday night by police officers who were responding to a report of an aggravated kidnapping after a victim approached an officer and asked for help.

Click here for more information on Galvan’s criminal history.

OGDEN, Utah -- Police in Ogden are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Ogden Friday night after a victim of an alleged aggravated kidnapping stopped officers and asked for help.

Chief Watt with the Ogden City Police Department said at 6:10 p.m. an officer was flagged down on the 2500 block of Washington Blvd. by a woman who said she had been kidnapped earlier in the evening.

The victim gave a description of a person involved in the kidnapping Watt said, who was still in the vicinity.

Officer responded to the area, and a suspect pulled a firearm on the officers "as soon as they were visible," Watt said. The suspect then opened fire at the officers.

No police officers were hit, but Watt stated that a police car was hit. Two officers returned fire at the suspect, resulting in his death, Watt said.

"We were actually extremely fortunate that there was no one in that area at that time," Watt said. "It was just one of those lulls in traffic."

Watt commended the officers who responded to the incident and congratulated the work he said they did in confronting an armed felon during the commission of an aggravated crime.

The identity of the victim of the alleged kidnapping was not released, but Watt referred to her as a "young woman" and said she was being interviewed by investigators about what took place Friday.

Watt stated that the kidnapping did not occur in Ogden, but the suspect and the victim drove to the area.

A press conference conducted by Watt can be seen below:

This story will be updated as additional information becomes available.