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Jovany Mercado-Bedolla, 26
Ogden, Utah
August 16, 2019

Agencies: Ogden City Police Department Utah

Last updated: 3 months ago

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Mercado-Bedolla was shot by four members of the Ogden Police Department after they were dispatched to a home near the 800 block of 32nd Street in Ogden.

 

In a press release, Ogden Police Department stated that at 8:55 p.m. Friday, Weber Area Dispatch received a call from a residence in this area, with the caller reporting a man with a knife approached a group having a party in their yard.

Later, the caller reported the man wielding a knife was searching vehicles. When three Ogden patrol cars with four officers arrived on scene shortly before 9 p.m., they approached the man, who was reportedly holding a knife.

In the release, the department stated that the man “ignored repeated orders to drop the knife. He began advancing on the officers with the knife in clear view and ignored repeated orders to stop.”