Tooele law enforcement officials shot a person whereas responding to a report of home violence early Wednesday.
At about 4 a.m., police acquired a name from a girl who mentioned her husband — who was “intoxicated and armed with a firearm” — had left their house, based on Tooele Police Lt. Jeremy Hansen.
“Earlier than officers arrived, the spouse referred to as again in and mentioned her husband had returned house and he or she didn’t need the officers to reply anymore,” Hansen mentioned.
Nonetheless, the girl referred to as 911 once more at 5 a.m., reporting that her husband was “threatening to shoot officers,” Hansen mentioned. “And the dispatcher may hear the spouse screaming for her husband to get off of her.”
When officers arrived, they confronted the 49-year-old man within the house’s storage. “He fired one one spherical and we consider one among our officers fired twice,” Hansen mentioned.
Initially, police mentioned the suspect shot at them they usually returned hearth. A assessment of physique digicam footage confirmed the suspect aiming a gun on the officers, police mentioned, and one of many officers fired his gun twice. The suspect then fired his gun as soon as.
The person was hit within the torso. He was flown by helicopter to a hospital in important however steady situation, Hansen mentioned. The officers weren’t injured, and neither have been the suspect’s spouse or his 17-year-old son, who was additionally in the home.
The taking pictures stays underneath investigation. The 2 officers concerned have been positioned on paid administrative depart.
It was the second police shooting in Utah in 2022. There have been 31 police shootings within the state in 2021, breaking a report set in 2018 and matched in 2020, based on data maintained by The Salt Lake Tribune.