OGDEN, Utah (ABC 4 News) - The father of the man who allegedly shot six police officers talked to ABC 4 News.
The Weber-Morgan Narcotics Strike Force was serving a warrant at the house of Matthew David Stewart at 3268 Jackson Avenue in Ogden.
A firefight broke out and six officers were shot in the ensuing battle
. One officer, Agent Jared Francom of the Ogden City Police Department, died from his injuries. Five other police officers from the strike force are currently being treated for their injuries.
Matthew David Stewart was apprehended at the scene and is currently being treated for non-life threatening injuries under police guard.
Michael Stewart, the father of Matthew, spoke to ABC 4's Marco's Ortiz on behalf of the family. He said, "Our hearts go out to the families of the injured officers. We're praying for their families, we pray for the man who lost his life during the exchange. We're in a state of shock, we're very sorry that this has happened."
Michael Stewart continued, "He is a decorated Gulf War Veteran from the first Gulf War. I didn't know what he did over there. I know he's had some mental issues, he's self medicated. That's all I know. We tried to reach out to him but he's estranged from us."
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