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Suspect dead, K-9 officer wounded in officer-involved shooting

Aug 8, 2020, 10:42 AM | Updated: 6:12 pm
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A man died after officials with the Roy Police Department said officers were shot at and police returned fire. (Alex Cabrero/KSL TV)
(Alex Cabrero/KSL TV)

CLINTON, Utah — Roy Police say one man is dead and a K-9 officer is recovering from a gunshot wound to the face after an officer-involved shooting overnight in Clinton. 

Officer Josh Taylor says this all began after a traffic stop around 2 a.m.

“The officers made contact with the occupants of the car, and after a brief discussion, the two males inside the vehicle fled in the vehicle. Roy officers pursued the vehicle briefly, then terminated the pursuit,” said Taylor in a press release.

Taylor says a short time later, they received notice that there was a car stopped in a large field near the area of 2640 North 1700 West in Clinton.  As officers approached, Taylor says that one of the suspects in the car started firing at an officer.  Officers returned fire, killing one of the suspects. 

K-9 officer wounded in officer involved shooting leaving suspect dead

K-9 Mik is expected to recover after being shot in the face during a shooting in Clinton. One suspect is dead, another in custody. Photo courtesy of Roy City Police Dept.

A K-9 officer, Mik, was struck and wounded in the face with gunfire.  Mik is recovering and is expected to be okay.  The police cruiser was struck by gunfire on the driver’s side windshield.

According to Taylor, one suspect is deceased and the surviving suspect was taken into custody.  The officers were not hurt, and are on paid administrative leave pending a full investigation, according to a press release sent from the Roy Police Department.

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Suspect dead, K-9 officer wounded in officer-involved shooting