WEST HAVEN, Weber County — A man died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Weber County after police say he shot through the door at first responders who were originally called to the home to help a person having a seizure.
Just before 1 a.m. Sunday, paramedics were called to 2200 W. 3100 South in West Haven.
“Once medical arrived they found a second male on scene who was uncooperative. Medical units backed away and called for Weber County sheriff’s deputies to respond, as the patient they were originally called for had been transported by family members to a local hospital,” according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.
As the deputies approached the house, the person inside the home “began to fire several shots through the front door,” the sheriff’s office said. None of the deputies were hit.
Deputies set up a perimeter around the house and contacted the Ogden Metro SWAT team for help. An alert also went out for those in the area to shelter in place, and several homes were evacuated, authorities said.
Over several hours, the SWAT team was “unable to establish any communication with the subject inside the home,” according to the statement.
When they eventually entered the home, the SWAT team found the man dead from an apparent self-inflicted wound.
“No law enforcement officers fired their weapons during this incident,” the sheriff’s office said.
“The Weber County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Bureau will investigate the incident fully. We would like to thank the public who responded to the request to shelter in place. More information will be released once the investigation is complete,” the statement said.