Officer Killed in Utah Shootout

5 others injured as police were serving warrant on suspect
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 5, 2012 8:05 AM CST
Officer Killed in Utah Shootout
Police officers and emergency crew are seen in Ogden, Utah, where 6 police officers were shot, including those from a Narcotics Strike Force, while serving a warrant Jan. 4, 2012.   (AP Photo/Erin Hooley - Standard-Examiner)

One police officer was killed and five more officers were injured—some critically—while serving a search warrant on a Utah home last night, KSL reports. Witnesses reported hearing three quick shots, a pause, then much more gunfire. One said he heard what sounded like an AK-47, and says he saw a narcotics strike force entering his neighbor's back yard.

Another saw officers confronting a person hiding in a shed. "There's cops telling him to 'put your hands up, put your hands up,'" she said. The suspect was also shot, and is in stable condition. Agent Jared Francom leaves behind a wife and two young children. "It's scary," says one neighbor. "This is a quiet neighborhood." (Read more shooting stories.)

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