CRIME

Police: Suspect fatally shot by officers after confronting them with a ‘weapon’

Dec 10, 2022, 4:25 PM | Updated: 9:02 pm

Bountiful and Saratoga Springs Police at the scene of the fatal shooting at the Beacon Hill Apartme...

Bountiful and Saratoga Springs Police at the scene of the fatal shooting at the Beacon Hill Apartment complex. (KSL-TV's Ray Bonne)

(KSL-TV's Ray Bonne)

BLUFFDALE, Utah — Officers fatally shot a man after returning to the scene of an aggravated assault and confronting police with a weapon Saturday.

According to a Saratoga Springs Police statement, a 17-year-old boy reported an aggravated assault towards them at the Beacon Hill Apartment Complex at approximately 11:45 a.m.

The victim told officers that a 31-year-old man strangled him and fled the scene before officers arrived. The officers reported strangulation marks on the victim’s throat.

At approximately 11:45 p.m., the suspect returned to the scene and “confronted the officers with a weapon in his hand,” according to the statement.

“Less lethal methods were attempted without success and the suspect continued to confront officers with the weapon,” reads the police statement. “One officer fired his handgun at the suspect.”

After the shots were fired, the officers began first aid and called for medical assistance.

AnnElise Harrison of Saratoga Springs PD confirmed to Deseret News that the suspect died from his injuries.

The Salt Lake County Officer Involved Critical Incident Task Force was called to the scene to conduct an investigation of the police shooting.

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Police: Suspect fatally shot by officers after confronting them with a ‘weapon’