VIDEO: Weber County Attorney releases 911 calls, videos of fatal officer involved shooting in Ogden

Jun 23, 2023, 5:31 PM | Updated: 6:09 pm

OGDEN, Utah — Weeks after an officer-involved shooting left one man dead and one officer wounded, the Weber County Attorney released 911 calls and body cam footage from the fatal shooting. 

According to the video, police received several phone calls about the suspect, 37-year-old Brian Simonton.

Simonton’s ex-wife made the first emergency call. She told the operator that she had a protective order against Simonton and he had shown up at her apartment trying to leave his dog with her.

The ex-wife told the operator that Simonton was known to carry guns. She said she was scared of how he’d handle being confronted by police.

“I’m scared at how this is going to turn out,” she told the operator.

Additionally, she told the operator that Simonton was suicidal. According to her, he had left several messages on her phone. The messages said  Simonton was “going to kill himself” and “wants to be killed.”

At one point during the call, the ex-wife reported that she heard that Simonton was threatening people outside.

Fatal officer involved shooting begins

The first officer arrived on scene at 3:30 p.m. The footage shows he immediately encountered Simonton in the parking lot of the apartment complex. The officer noticed Simonton had a gun in his right hand.

Then, the officer calls for back up and repeatedly asks Simonton to drop his weapon. A shoot out ensued between officers and Simonton resulting in the officer being shot in the arm.

As the officer was retreating to safety neighbors had come outside.

“Get in the house. Get in the house,” the officer said to the neighbors.

Back up officers cornered Simonton and he refused to drop his weapon. In the continuing gun fight Simonton was killed.

The footage shows he had a .45 caliber pistol and had reloaded at least once.

The officer is okay and no-one else was hurt. The incident is still under investigation by the Weber County Force Investigation Team which is on going.

Devin Oldroyd contributed to this story.

If you or anyone you know is struggling with thoughts of suicide, call 988, the National Suicide Prevention Hotline or the Huntsman Mental Health Institute (1-801-583-2500).

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VIDEO: Weber County Attorney releases 911 calls, videos of fatal officer involved shooting in Ogden