A police officer was shot dead and five colleagues were wounded as they tried to serve a drug-related search warrant late Wednesday, authorities in Utah said.
Gunfire erupted around 9 p.m. MST (11 p.m. ET) after police converged at a residence in Ogden, police spokesman Lt. Tony Fox said.
Witnesses said they heard three quick pops followed by a two- to three-minute pause, then a barrage of gunfire.
“We came running outside to see what was going on,” Janessa Vanderstappen, who lives nearby, told the Deseret News. “Officers told us to go back in our house.”