Suspect In Utah Cop Shooting Under Hospital Guard


Salon Staff
January 7, 2012 3:00AM (UTC)

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Authorities say the suspect in the shooting of six Utah police officers remains under heavy guard at an Ogden hospital awaiting likely charges.

One of the police officers died in the shootout that left five others from a narcotics strike force wounded Wednesday.

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The officers were serving a search warrant at a house in Ogden, about 35 miles north of Salt Lake City.

Funeral arrangements are pending for Ogden officer Jared Francom, according to a Facebook page set up for the fallen officer.

Weber County jail chief Kevin Burton says two sheriff's deputies have Army veteran Matthew David Stewart under guard at a hospital.

Police have said Stewart was shot in the raid.


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