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Video: Footage Shows Chaotic, Deadly Utah Raid

April 10, 2012  | 

VIDEO: Deadly Utah Police Raid

Newly released dash-cam video shows the chaotic scene during a task force raid in January that resulted in the death of an Ogden (Utah) Police officer and the wounding of five other officers.

The dash-cam video, which was obtained by the Standard-Examiner, shows officers arriving at the home of Matthew Stewart, 37, for the Jan. 4 drug raid. Officers arrived at 8:42 p.m.

The footage shows officers arriving at the scene and being warned by a dispatcher that "shots are being fired in the area." Ten shots can be heard at 8:44 p.m.

Officers emerge from the darkness and one can be heard saying, "Let me get my vest." A barrage of more that 20 shots then sound out in rapid succession. Four minutes later, officers can be seen carrying someone across the street.

In another video, officers load wounded officer Michael Rounkles into the back seat of a patrol vehicle and then rush him to a local hospital.

Stewart, who was wounded in the shootout, is accused of killing Ogden PD's Officer Jared Francom and injuring five others during the Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force knock-and-announce raid.

Related:

Utah Officer Killed, Five Wounded in Drug Raid

Explosive Device Found In Ogden Suspect's Home

Tags: Ogden (Utah) PD, Narcotics Task Forces, Building Raids, Dynamic Entries, Officer Involved Shootings, Patrol Car Video


Comments (3)

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John @ 4/10/2012 8:40 PM

This is a very bad senario and could have been 10x worse --Officers may have been wide open to multiple hits from all over different postions ...perhaps well trained gang of CARTEL held up in USA with heavy automatic weapons..with even night scopes.. in that area of US; nobody knows..? Best thing is set up bigger defensvie perimeter and await APC vehicles.. SWAT or CERT to come in and deal with the aggressors. Don't be a hero --heros sometimes do not go home.

Stan @ 4/10/2012 9:37 PM

This appears to is just an excerpt of the video. I know how quickly these operations can go sideways. Either there was poor intell to start with, because if they had any idea there was this type of potential, they could have articulated the need for a no knock warrant. Also the video appears to show poor tactics through out. Easy to armchair quarterback. It's just a tragic thing.

Capt David Ret LA Co @ 4/11/2012 7:21 AM

What a cluster&*%@

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