One dead in police shooting in Bluffdale

Jan 24, 2024, 12:30 PM | Updated: 5:34 pm

BLUFFDALE — One person was killed in a police shooting in Bluffdale on Wednesday morning.

The Saratoga Springs Police Department Chief Burton told KSL that at approximately 8:30 a.m., the fire department and police responded to a medical call near 14941 South Castle Valley Drive.

Upon arrival, first responders found the 44-year-old man in a locked room in the basement.

“Firefighters were in the lead; they were the first ones to have the gun pointed in their face, and then they had the police officers right behind them; as that was occurring, firefighters retreated, and officers were at the forefront,” Burton said.

Burton said officers fired their guns at the 44-year-old man. He was provided first aid and transported to a hospital in Riverton, where he died shortly after.

Police in front of the home where the fatal shooting happened. (KSL TV) Police in front of the home where the fatal shooting happened. (KSL TV) Police in front of the home where the fatal shooting happened. (KSL TV)

Burton said the Officer Involved Critical Incident team is responding to conduct an investigation. No first responders were harmed in the incident, and Burton said it’s “unknown at this time whether the man fired his weapon or not.”

Burton said the man’s mother was the person who called 911.

Police and investigators remain on the scene now collecting evidence, locating witnesses, and interviewing witnesses.

This is a developing story and will be updated when more info is provided.

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One dead in police shooting in Bluffdale