West Jordan police shoot man

A West Jordan police officer responding to reports of domestic violence shot and wounded a 36-year-old man Sunday night.

West Jordan Police Department on Monday afternoon determined The man shot was Pedro Cortes-Villalon. He was taken to hospital in critical condition, according to police.

West Jordan officers initially responded around 9 p.m. to a domestic violence call at a home near 8400 South and 4000 West. Police said officers at the scene encountered a man with a gun. That man has been identified as Cortes-Villalon.

An officer shot Cortes-Villalon at least once. Police said a gun was recovered from the scene.

No further details about the shooting were released Monday. The officer has been placed on leave while the shooting is investigated.

This is the 25th police shooting in Utah this year, according to the Salt Lake Tribune database.

On Monday afternoon, an Ogden policeman shot and injured a man while responding to a “weapons disturbance,” police there said. It marks the 26th police shooting in Utah this year. West Jordan police shoot man

Yasmin Harisha

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