- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

CLEARFIELD, Utah (AP) - Authorities say Clearfield police have shot and killed a 31-year-old man who opened fire on officers while standing on the roof of a detached garage.

Benjamin William Heaton, of Layton, died early Wednesday.

Clearfield police Lt. Kelly Bennett says an officer tried to make a traffic stop on a vehicle reported stolen from South Ogden when Heaton pulled the car into a driveway.

The suspect fled on foot and then climbed onto the detached garage.

Bennett says nearby homes were evacuated as members of a SWAT team tried negotiating with Heaton.

Police say Heaton shouted threats at officers and fired shots during the negotiation process. Officers returned fire, killing the man.

A woman who had been in the stolen vehicle with Heaton was arrested for investigation of the alleged theft.



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