A man has died after he allegedly charged the Grantsville police with a knife and one of them shot him.
At about 6:10 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Grantsville Police Department, officers attempted to stop a vehicle they say was driven by a wanted man in connection with a Child Abuse Crime case. Internet. After a “short chase” on SR 112 between Tooele and Erda, the suspect stopped his car, got out, and “attacked the officers with a knife.”
One of the officers opened fire on the suspect, attacking him. Despite efforts to save his life, he died at the scene. Its name has yet to be revealed.
The shooting is under investigation and Grantsville police did not provide further information.
It was the second time after 20 hours that a Utah police officer shot someone dead. On Tuesday night, detectives from the Pleasant Grove Police Department and the Utah County Sheriff’s Office shot Paul Rasmussen, 48, after he allegedly pointed a gun at them.
The most recent police shooting was the 20th in Utah this year. Had 19 on Aug 27 last year. There are 30 police shootings in 2020, matching the record set in 2018.
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