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Weber County deputy fatally shoots suspect in Hooper domestic violence incident

Posted at 4:09 PM, Jan 04, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-05 00:27:30-05

HOOPER, Utah — The Weber County Sheriff's Office said deputies shot and killed a man involved in a domestic violence incident in Hooper on Tuesday.

According to officials, the department received a call around 1:30 p.m. from a home near 5250 West and 3670 South.

“It definitely escalated very quickly when the initial call came in and the point where our officers arrived on-scene,” said Lt. Courtney Ryan.

Ryan said the man had a gun and was outside, firing shots before deputies pulled up to the home.

“As our deputies arrived on-scene, they were confronted by a male subject with a handgun outside of the home,” he said. “One of our deputies shot and killed the suspect.”

Nobody else involved in the incident was injured.

The man has not yet been identified.

The Weber County Critical Incident Team is taking over the investigation.

Ryan said responding to domestic violence calls can be unpredictable and can unfortunately escalate to endings like this.

“You don’t know what you’re getting yourself into but the emotions that are involved in those situations are highly volatile. They are unfortunately one of the deadlier things an officer can respond to,” said Ryan.

Hooper officer shooting
Scene in Hooper neighborhood were suspect was shot by Weber County Sheriff's deputy during altercation


Domestic violence victim resources (free, 24/7, confidential):

  • Utah Domestic Violence Coalition:
    • Hotline: 1-800-897-LINK (5465)
    • Online help:
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline
  • If you or someone else is in immediate danger, or in an emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately.