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Attorney's Office releases body cam footage, new details in officer-involved shooting in Ogden

Officer-involved Shooting in Ogden
Posted at 12:08 PM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 14:34:32-04

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.