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Herriman City released this photo of the Police Department's K9 officer Hondo. The dog was shot and killed Feb. 13, 2020, by a suspect who was fleeing authorities.
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Police K-9, Suspect Killed In Officer Involved Shooting In Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Officers shot and killed a parole fugitive during an operation involving the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team, authorities said. It’s the second officer involved shooting in Salt Lake City in week’s time.

The incident happened just before midnight on Thursday in the area of 400 East and 300 South.

Brandon Holt, chief deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service in Utah, said the strike team found Filion coming out of an apartment in Salt Lake City.

He fled and officers gave chase before shooting Filion after he brandished a weapon, authorities said.

Herriman City Police Department K-9 officer, Hondo, was shot and killed during the pursuit.

Unified Police Department posted condolences to its Facebook page.

“Our hearts are broken this morning after learning of the death of Herriman City Police K9 Hondo,” according to the post. “… Our thoughts are with the Herriman PD and particularly with the K9 handler and his family, who lost their beloved partner and friend.”

No other officers were injured, officials said.

A woman was taken into custody. Authorities have not released her identity or her involvement with Filion.

Salt Lake City Police Department’s officer-involved critical incident protocol team will be conducting the investigation.

Second Officer Involved Critical Incident In A Week

This officer-involved shooting in Salt Lake City comes just days after police exchanged gunfire with a suspect in a domestic dispute. Authorities discovered a woman deceased in that incident, which happened Monday just block’s away from the most recent incident.

The suspect in that incident is in custody and is being treated for what police say appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

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