Agencies: Salt Lake City Police Department - Utah
Last updated: about 24 hours ago
Police are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in downtown Salt Lake City Sunday night.
Sgt. Brandon Shearer, of the Salt Lake Police Department, told Gephardt Daily the deadly incident took place about 10:17 p.m. near 1002 S. State St.
According to Sgt. Shearer, a Salt Lake City police officer stopped a man for questioning. Two other officers had arrived for backup when the suspect allegedly pulled a weapon.
Witnesses told Gephardt Daily they heard three shots.
The man who was shot was described only as an adult African-American male. He was rushed by ambulance to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, where he died a short while later.
The Unified Police Department, along with the Salt Lake District Attorney’s Office, will conduct an investigation into the officer-involved shooting in accordance with state law.
The policeman who allegedly opened fire is described as a veteran law enforcement officer. He’s been placed on paid administrative leave.
Bodycam video of the shooting is embedded below.