Utah officer dies following drug-related shootout

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Posted: Jan 5, 2012 8:17 AM
Source: Associated Press

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OGDEN, Utah (AP) - Authorities say a Utah police officer has died following a shootout that left five other officers and the suspect wounded.

Ogden police say Jared Francom died from his wounds following Wednesday night's drug-related shooting.

Five police officers from multiple agencies remain hospitalized with serious to critical injuries. No more information on their conditions was released.

The suspect in the shooting is in a local hospital under guard, with non-life threatening injuries.

No names have been released.

Shooting erupted shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday as narcotics officers tried to serve a search warrant at a home in Ogden.

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