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Weber County Sheriff’s deputy on leave after fatal shooting in Huntsville

Oct 24, 2020, 3:56 PM

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The Weber County Sheriff's Office says an employee was arrested and accused of trying to distribute drugs. Credit: Mike Anderson, KSL TV

SALT LAKE CITY — The Weber County Sheriff’s office reports that one of their deputies is on administrative leave after fatally shooting a suspect reportedly trying to break into a trailer parked in front of a Huntsville home.

On October 23 at approximately 10:40 p.m., Weber area dispatchers were notified of a man with a gun in Huntsville, according to information released on Facebook.

According to the statement, a homeowner reported seeing a man trying to break into a trailer. The caller reportedly told dispatchers that the suspect fired several shots.

Weber County Sheriff deputies responded along with a deputy from the Morgan County Sheriff’s department.

The statement says that when deputies arrived on the scene, the armed subject began acting aggressively toward the deputies. At that time, the statement says both deputies fired shots at the suspect. Though medical aid was given, the suspect died at the scene.

Currently, the shooting is reportedly being investigated by the Weber County Office, Officer Involved Critical Incident Team. The Weber County deputy is on administrative leave pending the results of the investigation.

The location of the shooting as well as the name of the suspect have not yet been released.

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Weber County Sheriff’s deputy on leave after fatal shooting in Huntsville