WEST HAVEN, Weber County — A man sought by police was shot and killed after an hourslong standoff in an auto body shop Wednesday.
Kristopher Chase Simmons, 35, was shot by two Ogden Metro SWAT officers about 3 p.m. after nearly four hours of negotiations broke down and Simmons pointed a gun at them, Weber County Sheriff's Sgt. Lane Findlay said.
Simmons was taken by ambulance to Ogden Regional Medical Center, Findlay said. Police have not released how many shots were fired or how many times Simmons was hit.
"They exhausted pretty much everything they can to try to get him to give himself up — negotiating with him, talking with him," Findlay said. "I believe there was some contact with family in this. They did everything they could possibly do to try to get him to put the gun down."
Officer-involved shooting protocol has been implemented, and the two officers who pulled the trigger have been placed on paid administrative leave, Findlay said.
Detectives from the Weber County Sheriff's Office and Ogden Police Department approached Simmons about 10:30 a.m. at a West Haven auto body shop near 1965 S. 1100 West and attempted to arrest him on outstanding felony warrants for evading police and drug possession, Findlay said. He was also a suspect in some active investigations.
Simmons reportedly ran from police and barricaded himself in a car inside the auto body shop, while a woman who was with him also fled, Findlay said. Police have not identified or located the woman.
The owner of the building was safely evacuated when the standoff began, Findlay said. Officers didn't fear for the safety of nearby businesses, including a busy Flying J truck stop next door, but crews attempting to reach another auto body shop at the end of the dead-end street were not allowed to pass until the standoff ended.
A search of court records revealed Simmons was found guilty of felony charges in Weber and Davis counties for failure to stop for officers, attempted forgery, drug possession and unlawful possession of a transaction card, as well as misdemeanors for theft, drug use, possession of drug paraphernalia and giving false personal information to a police officer.
Simmons' last known address was in Roy, Findlay said.
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