CRIME

Man dies in officer-involved shooting in Orem

Oct 12, 2018, 3:46 PM | Updated: 7:24 pm
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OREM — A man has died in an officer-involved shooting in Orem on Friday afternoon near 81 N. Paradise Drive.

Officers were responding to a family problem at the home where they found the male suspect inside a bedroom. They say the man  came at them with a knife in hand.

“One of our officers tried to taze the man,” says Orem Lt. Craig Martinez. “That didn’t work…both officers fired several shots striking him.”

The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital in poor condition, and later died from his injuries. Both officers are alright.

“One of them did suffer a cut to his hand. We’re not quite sure yet how he got that cut,” says Martinez.

Both officers were wearing body cameras.

 

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