GUN VIOLENCE

Man shot, killed by Roy officers after pointing gun, police say

Jul 8, 2023, 12:50 PM | Updated: 2:09 pm

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ROY, UTAH – A man is dead after pointing a gun at and being shot by Roy police officers, officials said.

Roy police officers responded to the Orchard Cove apartment complex at 1801 W. 4650 South on Friday evening on a report of a 39-year-old suicidal man with a firearm, according to a news release from the Roy Police Department.

Officers evacuated the apartment complex and nearby public areas “due to the danger presented,” said the release, which went on to say that the man was “presenting a significant threat to the general public and officers on scene.”

After negotiating for approximately three hours, the man — whose name was not released — “presented a firearm in a threatening manner” and shots were fired by two involved officers.

The man was pronounced deceased on the scene, said Roy Police Sgt. Josh Taylor.

“The officer-involved critical incident protocol was activated and the investigation was turned over to the Weber County Attorney’s Office,” said the release.


Suicide prevention resources

If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts or exhibiting warning signs, call, text, or chat the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline at 988 which is answered 24/7/365 by crisis counselors at the Huntsman Mental Health Institute. All calls to legacy crisis hotlines, including the old National Suicide Prevention hotline, 1-800-273-8255, will also connect to a crisis care worker at the Huntsman Mental Health Institute as well.

Additional resources

  • SafeUT: Parents, students, and educators can connect with a licensed crisis counselor through chat by downloading the SafeUT app or by calling 833-3SAFEUT (833-372-3388)
  • SafeUT Frontline: First responders, including firefighters, law enforcement, EMS, and healthcare professionals can chat with a licensed crisis counselor at no cost 24/7/365 by downloading the SafeUT Frontline app.
  • SafeUTNG: Members of the National Guard can chat with a licensed crisis counselor at no cost 24/7/365 by downloading the SafeUTNG app.
  • Utah Warm Line: For non-crisis situations, when you need a listening ear as you heal and recover from a personal struggle, call 1-833 SPEAKUT 8:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m., 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • The Huntsman Mental Health Institute offers a wide variety of programs and services including suicide prevention and crisis services, hospital treatment, therapy & medication management, substance Use & addiction recovery, child & teen programs, and maternal mental health services including birth trauma, pregnancy loss, infertility, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
  • LiveOnUtah.org is a statewide effort to prevent suicide by promoting education, providing resources, and changing Utah’s culture around suicide and mental health. They offer resources for faith based groups, LGBTQ+, youth, employers, firearm suicide prevention, and crisis and treatment options.

 

Counties in Utah provide services for mental health and substance use disorders. Centers are run by the thirteen Local Mental Health and Substance Use Authorities all across the state and offer therapy, substance use disorder treatment, support groups, mobile services, youth treatment, and more.

These resources and more information can be found here: https://www.uacnet.org/behavioralhealth.

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Man shot, killed by Roy officers after pointing gun, police say