05/30/2006

Utah man slain in shootout with police

Dustin Gardiner Deseret Morning News
Copyright 2006 The Deseret News Publishing Co.

OGDEN -- A man was killed Saturday in a shootout with Ogden police.

Police said William "Billy" Glen Maw, 35, of Ogden, pulled a gun on two police officers after being asked to exit his car during a routine traffic stop. The two officers fired on him, police said.

He was immediately taken to McKay-Dee Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said Maw had a history of crime in Ogden. "We had dealt with him for a number of years; he was known to us," said assistant police chief Randy Watt.

The incident occurred about 12:30 p.m. when a Utah Highway Patrol trooper pulled over a vehicle for an improper lane change near 12th Street and Porter Avenue, UHP spokesman Sgt. Wade Breur said.

The UHP trooper discovered a female passenger in the car, Chauncey Hendricks, 29, had an outstanding warrant in Davis County for theft and a parole violation and asked her to exit the vehicle.

An Ogden officer passing by recognized Maw and pulled over to assist.

Maw initially complied with a police request to exit the vehicle but then abruptly walked away and allegedly pulled the gun out from under his shirt and was shot.

Watt said it is unclear whether Maw fired any shots at the officers. Watt would not disclose where or how many times the officers shot him, but he said they are "trained to shoot for the center mass until the threat is over."

The officers involved have been put on paid administrative leave, which Watt said is standard procedure. An investigation will be conducted by the Weber County Homicide Task Force.

He said both officers are experienced. One of the officers, a sergeant, has been with the department for a number of years, he said.

Hendricks was arrested on the Davis County warrant and booked into the Weber County Jail.

A check of the Utah State Courts database shows Maw had a history of minor legal problems, including an eviction, a small claims court lawsuit and traffic violations. Contributing: Associated Press E-mail: dgardiner@desnews.com 
 
May 28, 2006

 

 

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