Sandy PD: Officers attempted to serve warrant prior to deadly shooting

Mar 13, 2018, 10:38 PM | Updated: Mar 14, 2018, 9:23 pm

SANDY — A massive police presence crowded a commuter rail parking lot, and a neighboring street was shut down much of Tuesday, as detectives investigated a deadly officer-involved shooting.

Sandy Police Lt. Dean Carriger said an ATF task force comprised of agents and local officers was attempting to serve an arrest warrant Tuesday afternoon prior to the gunfire.

“Based on some actions from the suspect, shots were fired by the officers attempting to serve that warrant,” Carriger said.

Carriger said the 30-year-old man was struck with “rounds.”

Though first-responders transported him to the hospital, police said Tuesday night the man died of his injuries.

“It’s really a shame,” said Jordan Stoddard, who lives down the street from where the shooting took place.

Neighbors said they heard anywhere from two to five gunshots.

“Then I saw the guy, face down, flat on his belly, and they were handcuffing him,” neighbor Vanessa Vasquez said. “It’s insane!”

Carriger said Unified Police Department was taking over the investigation, per Salt Lake County Officer Involved Critical Incident protocols.

Tuesday night, a spokesperson for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said the agency was not yet ready to provide further information on the matter.

Neighbors, like Stoddard, remained unnerved by what took place, given that they were in close proximity to a school and two day cares.

“There are a lot of kids around here,” Stoddard said. “I hope they figure it out and no one gets hurt further.”

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Sandy PD: Officers attempted to serve warrant prior to deadly shooting