The Associated Press
OGDEN, Utah (AP) -- A suspect killed himself after wounding a police
officer, authorities said Wednesday.
The Ogden police SWAT team were executing a search warrant about 5
a.m. Wednesday at a home in Ogden, where the occupants were suspected
of dealing methamphetamine, Detective Mike Ashment said.
The suspect began shooting at officers when they entered the home, he said.
Officer Chris Kovalsky was shot in the leg, and the suspect then
barricaded himself inside a bathroom, Ashment said.
When officers tried to negotiate with the suspect, police say he shot himself.
The suspect was transported to the hospital where he died shortly
after arrival. Kovalsky was treated and released.
The suspect's identity was not immediately released.
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Kovalsky is a five-year veteran of the Ogden department, and he spent
the last two with its SWAT unit, Ashment said.