OGDEN, Utah — A man who was shot by police last week during a burglary has been criminally charged.
Aaron Baugh, 34, was charged late last week with assault against a peace officer (a 2nd-degree felony), burglary (a 3rd-degree felony) and criminal mischief (a Class-B misdemeanor).
On the morning of Sept. 30, Ogden Police responded to a burglary alarm and a customer's 911 call at the AAMCO Transmissions shop on 31st Street and Wall Avenue.
There, an officer saw a man, who has now been identified as Baugh, hiding inside the business and refusing to cooperate with the officer's demands to surrender and advanced toward her. As the officer was backing out of the building, Baugh pulled a black object from his waistband, holding it "like a firearm" and pointing it at her, police said. The item was later determined to be a stapler.
The officer fired two shots, one of which hit Baugh in the arm. He was taken to a hospital and was in stable condition that same day.