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Ogden Police: Man shot, killed after attacking officers with weapon during burglary call in Roy

Ogden Police: Man shot, killed after attacking officers with weapon during burglary call in Roy
Posted at 6:40 AM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 20:24:07-04

ROY, Utah -- A call about a burglary with someone barricaded inside a room at a medical clinic ended with a deadly officer involved shooting in Roy early Wednesday morning.

Ogden Police state things began around 1:50 a.m. when an Ogden Police K-9 officer was called to assist Roy Police with a report of a burglary at Tanner Clinic, 3443 West and 5600 South in Roy.

"A caller reported that a suspect had broken into the medical clinic and the frightened caller was barricaded in a room inside the clinic," the release states.

Police later stated the woman was cleaning inside the building when the man used a hammer to break a window and enter.

Officers decided to enter the building to protect that employee from possible violence, the press release states, and they deployed the K-9 inside and began searching for the suspected burglar.

Officers encountered the man, who was holding  a hammer. Officers tried to get him to surrender and tried less-lethal means of detaining him, police stated in a press conference. At some point police say he rushed at officers while wielding a knife, and the Ogden Police officer fired several shots.

The suspected burglar was hit and taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The identity of the deceased has not yet been released.

The Weber County Attorney's Office is conducting an investigation into the shooting.

Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.