Orem man arrested after shootout with police

An Orem man is in custody after he fired shots at police officers “several times” Thursday morning.

According to a press release from Orem Police, at 4:10 a.m. they received a report of a “possible family dispute” and that a man had fired a gun. When officers arrived at a home near 400 South and 700 East, they made contact with the man – whose name has not been released – in a basement apartment.

The man’s family left the home and were taken to a safe location, police said. As officers negotiated with the man, “he stepped out of the house with a gun and fired with the officers…multiple times.”

After “several hours” of negotiations, the man left the house and turned himself in to the police. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of undetermined injuries. No officers were injured.

Police say the shooting is still under investigation.

Thursday’s shooting was the 15th police shooting this year in Utah, according to a database maintained by The Salt Lake Tribune. It was the second police shooting in four days – a man was killed in a shootout with South Salt Lake police on Monday.

https://www.sltrib.com/news/2022/09/30/orem-man-arrested-after-shoutout/ Orem man arrested after shootout with police

Justin Scacco

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