OGDEN, Utah — Footage released by the Weber County Attorney’s Office in Utah gives new insight into a police officer-involved shooting of a teenager.The incident took place in Ogden, Utah, on Oct.
27, and both body camera footage and surveillance video were shared on Nov.
16, along with audio from the 911 call.Officers from the Ogden Police Department were responding to a report about an 18-year-old, identified as Gavin Johansen, who was planning to “get a shotgun and commit suicide.” After arriving at the scene, the suspect’s sister informed the officers that her brother was in the basement of the home with a gun.Johansen, however, can be seen in the footage exiting the house through the rear basement door and running up a set of stairs to the ground level, armed with a knife and what appears to be a handgun.
An officer positioned at the back of the residence shouts, “Hey!” three times as the suspect points the firearm at her.The officer then fires off five shots, one of which hits Johansen in the lower torso.
He was administered first aid for non-life threatening injuries before being taken to a nearby hospital for further treatment.