Ogden neighbors share stories of deadly shootout

Ogden neighbors share stories of deadly shootout

OGDEN, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Many heard gunfire; others saw officers wounded and bleeding. People who live on Jackson Avenue in Ogden are still seeing the images in their minds from Wednesday’s deadly shootout, which killed one police officer.
OGDEN, Utah (ABC 4 News) - Many heard gunfire; others saw officers wounded and bleeding. People who live on Jackson Avenue in Ogden are still seeing the images in their minds from Wednesday’s deadly shootout, which killed one police officer.

"Scary," said Salina Findlay, Ogden resident.

"Horrible," said Susan Haddon, Ogden resident.

"It doesn't make you feel secure," said Shayne Blakely, Ogden resident.

That's how people in the Ogden neighborhood at the center of Wednesday’s shootout, are describing what went down in front of their own homes.

"I was just shocked," said Andrew Muir, lives up the street.

Neighbors said this area is usually a quiet place, never somewhere covered in police tape or the violent scene many saw Wednesday night.

"I went and grabbed my camera and started walking down, coming right down this road and I heard 12 shots go off,” said Shayne Blakely, lives in the neighborhood.

"It sounded like AK-47s," said Clayton Payne, neighbor.

"It almost sound like somebody shooting fireworks," said Matt Weinberger, Ogden resident.

"I came up the corner of 33rd and Jackson and that's when I realized all the cops had guns," said Muir.

"There was a couple of officers dragging another officer down the street," said Haddon.

"And they were trying to get him help and you could just hear this gunfire in rapid succession," said Jerri Johnson, lives two houses away.

"I just couldn't believe I would ever see something like that in my neighborhood," said Muir.

"Nothing like this, not this big," said Blakely.

"You didn't know what was going on and to not know - Were people running around the neighborhood? Or is it someone in a house? Is someone going to try and come into my house?" said Johnson.

For some neighbors ABC 4 told them what happened, others saw police back for another day and figured it out on their own, but as you can imagine it isn't making them feel any better.
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