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Man found dead from self-inflicted wound following SWAT situation

May 16, 2022, 2:46 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 11:34 am

A man is now in Salt Lake City police custody following a hit-and-run that officers believe was int...

A man is now in Salt Lake City police custody following a hit-and-run that officers believe was intentional. Photo credit: SLCPD

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City Police Department’s SWAT Team discovered a suspect dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound following a reported sexual assault.

The area surrounding a Salt Lake home was locked down by the SLCPD for a period on Monday afternoon as the SWAT team investigated.

 

The SLCPD said it received information about a sexual assault involving a minor. Officers received information that the suspect had access to firearms.

As officers arrived at a home on 1700 North near Cavallo Drive, they learned that a single shot had been heard and that there was at least one person inside the home.

Officers requested the SWAT Team and crisis negotiators at that point.

The home that officers responded to is located near Northwest Middle School. SLCPD Resource Officers worked with the school to place it under lockdown.

SLCPD also said it advised nearby homeowners to shelter in place.

SWAT officers entered the suspect’s last known location; the garage of the home. The SLCPD said officers found the suspect dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The SLCPD said detectives with its Special Victims Unit are investigating the sexual assault.

The lockdown and shelter in place orders have been lifted.

The SLCPD said it would release no other information because the case involves a minor.

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