An Ogden police officer shot and wounded a man Monday afternoon, police said.
Police had initially responded at about 4 p.m. to reports of a disturbance involving a man with a knife who was fighting with a woman on the 200 block of 26th Street.
While responding to the disturbance, an officer discharged his firearm four times, striking the man twice, Ogden Police Chief Eric Young said during a news conference Monday evening. The officer was not injured.
The man who was shot was conscious, breathing and alert while he was transported to McKay-Dee Hospital, where he remained as of Monday evening, Young said. The shooting happened close to a construction site, where several witnesses saw the fight and subsequent shooting, he said.
More information about what led up to the shooting was not immediately released. Police did not identify the officer who opened fire or the man who was wounded as of Monday evening. Young expected more information to be released Tuesday.
The Weber County Attorney’s Office critical incident investigation team is investigating the police shooting, Young said. The officer who fired his weapon has been placed on administrative leave.
This marked the 26th police shooting in Utah this year, according to a Salt Lake Tribune database.
On Sunday evening, a West Jordan police officer responding to a report of domestic violence shot and wounded a 36-year-old man, police said Monday. It marked the 25th police shooting in Utah this year.