Police investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Cottonwood Heights

Nov 1, 2023, 5:18 PM | Updated: Nov 2, 2023, 12:33 pm

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FILE: Cottonwood Heights police cruisers in Cottonwood Heights. (Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News)

(Jeffrey D. Allred/Deseret News)

Editor’s note: This story has been updated to reflect accurate locations between Midvale and Cottonwood Heights, along with the police department investigating the officer-involved shooting. 

MIDVALE, Utah — Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that led to a suspect’s death in Cottonwood Heights on Tuesday night.

According to a press release, at approximately 11 p.m., the Unified Police Department responded to a domestic violence complaint near Fort Union Boulevard and 200 East in Midvale. When an officer arrived, police said the person of interest was fleeing toward Cottonwood Heights.

The suspect reportedly turned onto Creek Cove Circle, a dead-end street. Then he reportedly got out of the car holding two swords, according to police. Police attempted to control the man with a “taser device,” but were unsuccessful. After this, they shot the man, the press release states. The release does not indicate which police department is responsible for the shooting.

John, a man living in the area who did not provide his last name, said he and his wife were watching TV late Tuesday night when they heard two pops from the street. He said the pops sounded like gunshots.

“We came to the window and we looked out, this was full of police cars. And there was a black car here, black SUV here,” John said.

Officers applied life-saving measures until medics arrived. However, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The officers who were involved were uninjured and are now on administrative leave. The investigation is ongoing.

This story is developing and will be updated as more information is made available.

Related: One person shot after dispute at Millcreek apartments

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Police investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Cottonwood Heights