LOCAL NEWS

Police: Man who had weapon shot, killed by SLC officers after refusing to comply with orders

Apr 2, 2024, 5:40 AM | Updated: 3:49 pm

SALT LAKE CITY — A man was shot and killed by police after officers said he had a weapon and refused to comply with their orders.

The shooting took place at a gas station on the corner of 900 S. State Street before 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The Salt Lake City Police Department said officers arrived and found 35-year-old Cameron Ammon Cloward in the parking lot. Additionally, police would not say specifically what the weapon was besides calling it a “deadly weapon.”

“We prioritize the preservation of life and safety for our community members and we want to make sure that our officers and community members are safe,” said SLCPD spokesperson Brent Weisberg.

“The suspect had a weapon, challenged officers, and refused to comply with their orders,” officers said in a release.

Four officers fired shots. First responders attempted first aid but the man died on scene.

“The public may never fully realize or understand the volatile, dangerous, and often unpredictable situations our officers face,” said SLCPD Chief Mike Brown. “This investigation will gather additional facts, but I am relieved there were no other physical injuries to our officers or other community members. The safety of our city remains our number one priority.”

The four officers who fired shots will be placed on paid administrative leave. The officer-involved critical incident investigation will be led by West Jordan police.

“This is a very traumatic incident for everyone involved,” Weisberg said. “For our officers, for the people in our community who witnessed this, even for the people who simply heard the gunfire.”

KSL 5 TV Live

Local News

three firefighters stand in the demolished remains of what was a house...

Lauren Steinbrecher

Holladay neighbors assess damage, begin cleanup after dynamite detonation

Neighbors in Holladay are figuring out what it’ll take to clean up and who’s paying for the damage, after a massive home explosion with planned dynamite detonation

4 hours ago

You’ve likely noticed a growing number of businesses that have gone completely cashless. When it ...

Matt Gephardt

Businesses are passing their credit card fees onto customers, what can you do?

You’ve likely noticed a growing number of businesses that have gone completely cashless. When it comes time to pay, it’ll involve a tap, swipe or maybe a click on an app. It's a phenomenon that is contributing to the price we pay for goods and services.

5 hours ago

Juan Diego Catholic High Principal Galey Colosimo speaks to the Utah High School Activities Associa...

Amy Donaldson, KSL Podcasts

Big changes proposed for Utah high school sports involving local, international students

Some massive changes could be coming to high school sports in Utah.

5 hours ago

$20 bills...

Larry D. Curtis

Ring customers getting millions sent after suit by FTC

The Federal Trade Commission is sending millions of dollars to people who had an account with Ring, a home security camera company, through PayPal.

6 hours ago

A yellow plastic police line, blocking off a scene, and showing a blurred police car in the backgro...

Pat Reavy, KSL.com

Cause of Parowan teacher’s death ‘undetermined’

A recently completed report by the Utah State Medical Examiner's Office could not come up with a conclusive manner of death for a Parowan teacher who died in December.

7 hours ago

a destroyed home...

Lindsay Aerts

Only chimney remains after Utah house containing old dynamite, detonated in Holladay

A chimney and the smell of smoke was all that remained of a home in Holladay Wednesday after a significant amount of old dynamite was discovered inside.

8 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

Women hold card for scanning key card to access Photocopier Security system concept...

Les Olson

Why Printer Security Should Be Top of Mind for Your Business

Connected printers have vulnerable endpoints that are an easy target for cyber thieves. Protect your business with these tips.

Modern chandelier hanging from a white slanted ceiling with windows in the backgruond...

Lighting Design

Light Up Your Home With These Top Lighting Trends for 2024

Check out the latest lighting design trends for 2024 and tips on how you can incorporate them into your home.

Technician woman fixing hardware of desktop computer. Close up....

PC Laptops

Tips for Hassle-Free Computer Repairs

Experiencing a glitch in your computer can be frustrating, but with these tips you can have your computer repaired without the stress.

Close up of finger on keyboard button with number 11 logo...

PC Laptops

7 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade Your Laptop to Windows 11

Explore the benefits of upgrading to Windows 11 for a smoother, more secure, and feature-packed computing experience.

Stylish room interior with beautiful Christmas tree and decorative fireplace...

Lighting Design

Create a Festive Home with Our Easy-to-Follow Holiday Prep Guide

Get ready for festive celebrations! Discover expert tips to prepare your home for the holidays, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for unforgettable moments.

Battery low message on mobile device screen. Internet and technology concept...

PC Laptops

9 Tips to Get More Power Out of Your Laptop Battery

Get more power out of your laptop battery and help it last longer by implementing some of these tips from our guide.

Police: Man who had weapon shot, killed by SLC officers after refusing to comply with orders