Prosecutors on Friday filed charges against a burglary suspect shot by Ogden police earlier this week after allegedly brandishing a stapler.
Aaron Baugh, 34, is accused of breaking a window early Wednesday morning to get inside the AAMCO Transmission shop, at 3076 Wall Ave. A customer pulled into the parking lot about two hours later — around 7:20 a.m. — and noticed the broken glass and called police, according to court documents.
The officer said that when she arrived, she saw Baugh inside the business and told him to come out, court documents state. She said Baugh didn’t listen to her and instead disappeared from her sight.
When she saw him again, Baugh “quickly started to exit toward the broken window and the officer," the documents say.
As Baugh approached her, the officer told him to show his hands, but he didn’t and kept walking toward her.
“As Baugh reached the doorway, he pulled a black object from his waistband area and was holding it in both hands in a grip like a firearm,” court documents state. “As he stepped out of the building and into the parking lot toward the officer, he then transitioned to one hand and pointed the black object directly at the officer, presenting it as a weapon.”
The officer shot twice, hitting Baugh once in the arm. Police later determined Baugh was holding a stapler.
Baugh was taken to the hospital for treatment and is expected to live.
When police interviewed Baugh after the shooting, court documents state he told them “it was his intention to provoke her into shooting him by making her feel threatened by a dangerous weapon.”
Baugh was charged Friday in 2nd District Court with a second-degree felony count of assault against a police officer, a third-degree felony county of burglary and a misdemeanor count of criminal mischief.