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Ogden officer dies in shootout; neighborhood locked down for investigation

Officer-Involved Shooting in Ogden, May 28, 2020
Officer-Involved Shooting in Ogden, May 28, 2020
Officer-Involved Shooting in Ogden, May 28, 2020
Officer-Involved Shooting in Ogden, May 28, 2020
Posted at 1:34 PM, May 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 23:53:47-04

An Ogden neighborhood is on lockdown as police investigate a shootout that claimed the life of an officer Thursday afternoon.

Police said the shooting occurred at a residence in the 300 block of Jackson Ave after officers responded to the home around 12:14 p.m.

According to Ogden Police Chief Randy Watt, the officers responded to a 9-1-1 call from a woman who said her husband was threatening to kill her.

Watt said the officers encountered the suspect on the porch of the home, and the suspect went back inside and began firing shots through the door.

An Ogden officer and an adult probation and parole officer suffered gunshot wounds. Both of them were taken to McKay-Dee Hospital, and the Ogden officer died of his injuries.

Watt did not identify the officer by name, but said the officer had only been on the job for 15 months before his death.

The adult probation and parole officer's injuries are non-life-threatening.

The suspect's name also was not released. Police found him dead inside the home after the exchange of gunfire.

Jackson Ave. between 6th St. and 2nd St. is locked down, likely for as long as 24 hours, as police conduct an investigation.

There is no threat to the public and people living in the area can be assured they're safe, police said in a press briefing Thursday afternoon.

"There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. The worst days in this profession are those where we lose our brothers and sisters in the line of duty. Information is still being gathered. Take a moment to think on and honor the fallen officer, their family, their colleagues, and their communities," a Facebook post from the Utah Fraternal Order of Police said.

Watch FOX 13 for further updates as they become available.

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes released a statement in regards to the fallen Ogden Officer.