44-year-old man shot during police incident in Layton

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LAYTON, Utah (News4Utah) – A 44-year-old man is in the hospital after being shot by a police officer during an incident in Layton early Saturday morning. 

Lt. Travis Lyman, Layton City Police, said the incident started around 11:30 p.m. when a woman called police about a suicidal man who had weapons in a home near 1950 N. Avalon Dr. Police arrived before the woman and attempted to talk to the man who Lyman said was very intoxicated. The man had two visible weapons, a hand gun and a rifle and was pacing back and forth between the inside of the home and the front yard.  

Lyman said a reverse 911 call was sent to residents to shelter in place and a tactical team was called in to help contain the scene. 

Negotiations continued with the man as he continued to grow more agitated and told officers he wanted them to kill him. The man started to fire rounds into the air as he continued to walk from the yard to the home 

Lyman said at some point the man came out of the house and fired his weapon in a manner perceived threatening by a Layton City Police officer who shot the man once. 

The man was taken into custody and transported to Davis County Hospital where he was later flown to University of Utah Hospital. He is listed in critical but stable condition. 

No officers were injured in the shooting. 

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