Nightlong motel standoff ends after man shoots self in chest

Suspect resisted arrest after suffering self-inflicted gunshot wound


By Ladd Brubaker
Salt Lake City Deseret News

OGDEN — A nightlong standoff between Ogden police and an armed man who had taken a woman hostage ended about 9 a.m. Saturday after SWAT officers forced their way into a motel room. The man, identified at Jason Valdez, 36, of Ogden, shot at police and then shot himself in the chest.

He remains hospitalized at McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden. No officers or others were injured during the 16-hour ordeal.

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