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Man killed in officer-involved shooting in Grantsville

Aug 25, 2021, 11:44 PM | Updated: Aug 26, 2021, 5:26 pm
Police officers direct traffic away from a shooting incident on state Route 112 between Grantsville and Tooele on Wednesday. Photo courtesy of Laura Seitz, Deseret News.

Grantsville, Utah  — The Tooele County Attorney’s Office, Utah Highway Patrol and the Utah State Bureau of Investigation are investigating a Wednesday night officer-involved shooting.  In a press release sent out late Wednesday, Grantsville police said officers identified a suspect in an active Internet Crimes Against Children case.  

A Facebook post indicated that around 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, Grantsville officers attempted a traffic stop on State Route 112.  After a brief chase, the driver stopped.  A short time later, that suspect charged officers with a knife.  An officer fired a weapon, striking the suspect.

Despite life-saving attempts, the man died from critical injuries at the scene.  Further details were not released late Wednesday night.

This story will be updated.

 

 

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