Ogden man arrested after shooting at his wife

Ogden man arrested after shooting at his wife

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OGDEN -- An Ogden man is under arrest, after police say he tried to shoot his wife.

It happened around 5 a.m. Thursday near 270 North Century Drive.

Lt. Scott Sangberg says the woman woke up to find 51-year-old Kip Woodward drunk and standing in the bedroom doorway.

"[He] loaded his weapon and went into the bedroom and threatened to kill his wife," Sangberg said. "She convinced him that, that probably wasn't the thing to do, and made a dash to get out of the house."

Sangberg says as she left, Woodward fired off a round. It missed her and went through the door, across the street and into a parked truck. She was able to call for help at a neighbor's home.

Officers found and arrested Woodward in his front yard. He was still armed.

Investigators believe alcohol was likely a factor. They are not aware of any history of domestic violence.

Woodward had apparently planned to go hunting earlier in the day with his son, but returned home not feeling well.

Sangberg says now there is concern about the guns remaining in Woodward's home. "He's got about 30 guns in his home and they're still there," Sangberg said. "We don't know what he's going to feel like when he gets out of jail."

Legally, officers could only confiscate the gun he used. Sangberg says Woodward's wife declined to have officers take them. She says a relative will remove them instead.

Woodward was booked on charges of domestic violence, aggravated assault, domestic violence, criminal mischief, being intoxicated while in possession of a weapon and public intoxication.

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