Police: 6 officers wounded in Ogden shooting
Thursday, January 5, 2012
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Six police officers were shot and wounded in Ogden late Wednesday night as they tried to serve a drug-related search warrant, authorities said.
The shooting erupted during a police action on Jackson Avenue, police spokesman Lt. Tony Fox said.
The officers were hospitalized along with one suspect, Fox told The Associated Press.
He said he didn’t have any information on their conditions, but there have been no reports of any fatalities.
The area around the home where the shooting occurred has been secured and police said there is no threat to the public, the Standard-Examiner in Ogden reported.
The paper also said the team serving the search warrant involved officers from the Ogden Police Department and the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force.
According to the strike force’s website, the drug unit is made up of officers from the Weber County Sheriff’s Office, local police departments and the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency.
Police did not immediately release other details.