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Man commits suicide after gunfight with police in Taylorsville

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A resident of a life support center suffered a minor injury during the gun exchange.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Police investigate a scene on Quailstone Drive where a suspect shot multiple times at an officer in Taylorsville, Thursday, November 4, 2021.

Police say a man who exchanged guns with a Taylorsville officer on Thursday morning shot himself to death.

According to law enforcement, the officer responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at the Speedway gas station at 2187 W. 4700 South around 4:20 a.m. Thursday. As the employee approached the vehicle, a man sped away and the employee ran after him.

After a brief chase, the suspect fired several times at the officer, police said, and the officer returned fire before taking cover.

According to Taylorsville Sheriff Brady Cottam, neither the officer nor the suspect was hit, but a resident at a nearby assisted living center located at 2011 W. 4700 South was hit by broken glass or shards of glass. bullets from a bullet that hit the building during the shooting, according to Taylorsville Sheriff Brady Cottam. This resident was given first aid for minor injuries and taken home to his family.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Police investigate a scene on Quailstone Drive where a suspect shot multiple times at an officer in Taylorsville, Thursday, November 4, 2021.

Officers from several police agencies searched the area for suspects. Roads – including 4700 South – were closed, and residents were asked to stay in their homes.

Around 7 a.m., a 12-year-old boy living in a nearby house discovered that the suspect who had entered the window well was a boy. tell FOX 13, and the sixth grader informed his parents. They called 911.

When police focused on the man, he “taken his own life,” Cottam said. The man’s body was found in the window well of another home 4700 South. He has yet to be identified.

“We believe the area is safe at this time,” the sheriff said. “At this point, there is no reason for us to believe that there is [are] any prominent suspects. ”

Police continue to investigate the shooting. According to the Salt Lake Tribune database, it marks the 27th police shooting in Utah this year, and it marks the third time this week that police officers in Utah have fired their weapons. they into someone.

ONE West Jordan police shot and the man was injured on Sunday, and a Ogden police officer shot and the man was injured on Monday.

https://www.sltrib.com/news/2021/11/04/man-kills-himself-after/ Man commits suicide after gunfight with police in Taylorsville

Yasmin Harisha

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