Man in hospital following officer-involved shooting in West Valley City

May 10, 2021, 6:40 AM
West Valley City Police say a man is in the hospital this morning after being shot. He was reported...
West Valley City Police say a man is in the hospital this morning after being shot. He was reportedly breaking house windows before cops arrived. (PHOTO: KSL Newsradio's John Wojcik)
(PHOTO: KSL Newsradio's John Wojcik)

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — Officials with the West Valley City Police Department say a man is in the hospital this morning following an officer-involved shooting.  

Officer-involved shooting in West Valley City

Police said they received multiple calls around 2 a.m. from homeowners near 3855 South and 4800 West. They claim that a man was breaking house windows with a “blunt object.”

Officers arrived on the scene shortly afterward and located the individual. Initially, they tried using non-lethal tactics, including a taser but said those attempts were unsuccessful.

“Then we had an officer that ultimately, shots were fired, and that’s kind of where we’re at now,” explained Lieutenant Levi Lloyd with the West Valley City Police Department.

Man sent to hospital, investigation is handed over to UPD

The man was transported from the area to a hospital by ambulance. Cops said he was “awake and talking” at that time, although they have no updates on his current condition. No identification for the man has been provided at this time.

A protocol team with the Unified Police Department is now on-scene and investigating the officer-involved critical incident.

“The way the protocol team works is they’ll come in and conduct interviews of witnesses [and] the officers and kind of figure out the best they can what transpired and go from there,” says Lieutenant Lloyd.

Right now, 3855 South remains closed due to the ongoing investigation and will likely remain impacted throughout the morning. 

Today’s Top Stories


police respond after i-15 was closed due to a car chase...
Samantha Herrera

Officer-involved shooting causes delays on I-15 in Davis County

I-15 is closed between mileposts 332 and 330 in Davis County, Utah. The Utah Highway Patrol said a police incident lead to the closure.
11 hours ago
Eli Mitchell, victim of fatal hit and run...
Mark Jones

Utah County man pleads guilty to death of West Jordan teenager

A Saratoga Springs man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Third District Court of automobile homicide in connection to the death of a 13-year-old West Jordan teenager last April.
1 day ago
House fire in Tooele leaves one dead....
Waverly Golden

One dead after house fire in Tooele

A woman is dead after a house fire in Tooele, Utah, around 10:45 a.m. on Nov. 29. Police and firefighters responded.
1 day ago
The Utah Highway Patrol says that if you get into an accident while driving in snow, move the car t...
Simone Seikaly

What to do after a fender bender in snowy weather?

The Utah Highway Patrol said that, in all cases, safety is the main priority. If it's safe to do so, move your car to a shoulder or off-ramp.
1 day ago
Flowers and stuffed animals are lined up outside a sign along Pullman Road in Moscow, Idaho, to pay...
Elizabeth Wolfe and Eric Levenson

University of Idaho students return from break, no arrests in homicides

After more than two weeks since four students were fatally stabbed, students at the University of Idaho returned to class on Monday.
1 day ago
Photo of a Utah highway petrol vehicle...
Mark Jones

More than 1,500 motorists stopped for speeding over Thanksgiving weekend

The Utah Highway Patrol says more than 1,500 motorists were pulled over for speeding during the Thanksgiving weekend.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

Happy joyful smiling casual satisfied woman learning and communicates in sign language online using...

The best tools for Deaf and hard-of-hearing workplace success

Here are some of the best resources to make your workplace work better for Deaf and hard-of-hearing employees.
Team supporters celebrating at a tailgate party...

8 Delicious Tailgate Foods That Require Zero Prep Work

In a hurry? These 8 tailgate foods take zero prep work, so you can fuel up and get back to what matters most: getting hyped for your favorite
christmas decorations candles in glass jars with fir on a old wooden table...
Western Nut Company

12 Mason Jar Gift Ideas for the 12 Days of Christmas [with recipes!]

There are so many clever mason jar gift ideas to give something thoughtful to your neighbors or friends. Read our 12 ideas to make your own!
wide shot of Bear Lake with a person on a stand up paddle board...

Pack your bags! Extended stays at Bear Lake await you

Work from here! Read our tips to prepare for your extended stay, whether at Bear Lake or somewhere else nearby.
young boy with hearing aid...

Accommodations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing

These different types of accommodations for students who are deaf and hard of hearing can help them succeed in school.
Young woman receiving laser treatment...
Form Derm Spa

How facial plastic surgery and skincare are joining forces

Facial plastic surgery is not only about looking good but about feeling good too. The medical team at Form Spa are trained to help you reach your aesthetic outcomes through surgery and through skincare and dermatology, too.
Man in hospital following officer-involved shooting in West Valley City