OGDEN, Utah — The Weber County Attorney's Office has released new details and body-worn camera footage from an officer-involved shooting in Ogden last month.
The shooting occurred on the morning of September 30 at an AAMCO Transmissions shop on 31st Street and Wall Avenue.
A customer who was dropping off his car at the shop called 9-1-1 to inform Weber County Dispatch of a broken window and possible burglary. The Ogden officer arrived at the business and began to investigate when she encountered a man, ordered him to come outside and show his hands.
The suspect, later identified as Aaron Baugh, began to exit the building as the officer waited outside. The officer saw a black object in Baugh's hands and fired two shots, striking Baugh in the arm.
The black object was a stapler, and the body camera footage shows Baugh pointing it at the officer as if it were a handgun.
"[Baugh] admitted in an interview with investigators that he presented the stapler as a weapon hoping to elicit a deadly force response from the officer," a video from the Attorney's Office says.
The officer administered first aid and called for backup. Baugh was taken to a hospital for treatment of his gunshot injury, then booked into the Weber County Jail on suspicion of burglary and aggravated assault on a police officer, both felonies.
"The investigation is ongoing and a final report with all of the evidence will be prepared and submitted to the Weber County Attorney's Office for final review," the video states.