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Officer-involved shooting in northern Utah sends suspect to hospital

Apr 19, 2022, 6:43 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 11:42 am
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A residential fire in Lewiston claimed the life of 89-year-old Joe C. Nunez Sunday morning.(Cache County Sheriff's Office website)
(Cache County Sheriff's Office website)

LOGAN, Utah — A man is in the hospital following an officer-involved shooting Tuesday afternoon in northern Utah, according to the Cache County Sheriff’s Office.

According to police, a man allegedly broke into a Wellsville home, armed with an AR-15 rifle. Police say the suspect demanded the homeowner’s vehicle and left the residence once he was given the keys to the vehicle.

After a 911 call from the homeowner, police say the suspect was spotted by deputies, who attempted a traffic stop. However, the suspect fled from the scene at a high rate of speed. The pursuit went through Wellsville and Nibley before ending in Paradise where the officer-involved shooting took place.

The suspect was transported to Logan Regional Hospital. His status was not known, according to the Cache County Sheriff’s Office.

The Cache County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Northern Utah Critical incident team, an outside agency, to conduct the investigation of the officer-involved shooting.

Due to the ongoing investigation, no other information was available. 

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