SALT LAKE CITY — On Sunday, January 31, at about 4:00 p.m. officers contacted a male in the roadway at 1340 South Main Street. The male became violent, then fled the scene and was observed with a gun. At the conclusion of the foot pursuit, the male was still holding a gun and shots were fired by the officers. The 28 year-old was injured, then transported to a local hospital in critical condition, and has been upgraded to stable.
Both officers had body cameras on at the time of the shooting. The video evidence has been turned over to a team led by West Valley City, who will be handling the investigation per Salt Lake County’s Officer-Involved Critical Incident Investigation Protocol.
While there is body camera footage, due to the active criminal investigation, the footage will be presented to the District Attorney’s office for review. It will not be made public at this time to ensure a fair and impartial trial. The officers have both been put on routine administrative leave pending the result of the investigation.