Jason Valdez, 36, has a long criminal record including convictions for aggravated assault and domestic violence in front of a child. When police attempted to serve him with a felony drug warrant Friday, Valdez barricaded himself and a woman named Veronica in a room at the Western Colony Inn in Ogden, Utah.
An hour after his last post, police broke through the wall to arrest Valdez, but he shot himself in the chest before they could get to him. He’s reported to be in critical condition. The girl is unharmed. Officers on the scene never fired their weapons.
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