Update: Names of suspects in Midvale officer involved shooting released

Sep 18, 2020, 8:52 PM | Updated: Sep 19, 2020, 7:39 am
Police say one person dead in Midvale after officer involved shooting...

MIDVALE — (Update: Saturday 7:20 a.m.) Police have identified four suspects in last night’s officer involved shooting that happened at 7200 South and Bingham Junction Blvd. in Midvale including the one who was shot after he opened fire on police officers.

Police say the suspect they were attempting to catch from the beginning of this incident is a 24-year-old man named Joseph Schultz. 

(Photo: Salt Lake County Jail)

They say Schultz was wanted for multiple robberies and drive-by shootings. 

The other occupants of the vehicle who fled at the scene were 19-year-old Jeannie J. Bereton, 29-year-old Sasha A. Jones and 22-year-old Matthew C. Knowlden who was killed after he opened fire on police officers. 


(Friday, Sept. 18)

Police say a man who fired on officers during a foot chase in Midvale was killed. 

Unified Police spokesperson Melody Cutler said it began at a Motel 6 in Midvale on the west side of the freeway where officers found a suspect they had been looking for for some time. 

Despite having his car spiked by police, the suspect and two passengers drove about nine blocks west before he and the other occupants exited the vehicle at 7200 South and Bingham Junction Blvd.

The suspect and a female passenger ran south and were quickly caught by police and have been taken into custody.

A 22-year-old man, the other passenger in the car, took off in another direction and opened fire on police as they pursued him. Police returned fire and he was killed. 

Police are waiting to contact the next of kin before the name of the deceased suspect will be released. 

One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Midvale. Here are the details.

Posted by KSL Newsradio on Friday, September 18, 2020

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Update: Names of suspects in Midvale officer involved shooting released