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Utah police officer killed; suspect hospitalized

Utah police officer killed; suspect hospitalized

OREM, Utah (AP) — A three-year veteran of the Provo police force was shot and killed during a shootout while trying to apprehend a fugitive in neighboring Orem south of Salt Lake City, the police chief said Sunday. Officer Joseph Shinners managed to return fire after he was shot and […]

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Police, prosecutor at odds amid rise in officer shootings

Police, prosecutor at odds amid rise in officer shootings

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Amid a sharp increase in fatal police shootings in Utah, a rift has developed between officers in Salt Lake County and the prosecutor charged with investigating them. District Attorney Sim Gill has decided against police officers in a handful of cases, and in some police […]

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West Wendover police fatally shoot Utah man near NV-UT line

West Wendover police fatally shoot Utah man near NV-UT line

WEST WENDOVER, Nev. (AP) — Elko County sheriff’s deputies are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting over the weekend on the Nevada-Utah line. The West Wendover, Nevada police department reports one of its officers shot and killed the driver of a small pickup who produced a knife during a pursuit Saturday […]

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Ogden police: Detective fatally shoots armed robbery suspect

Ogden police: Detective fatally shoots armed robbery suspect

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Ogden police say an officer fatally shot an 18-year-old armed robbery suspect after a chase and several crashes. Deputy Chief Eric Young says the chase and shooting occurred Tuesday after the man drove a stolen car away from an apartment that police detectives had under surveillance. […]

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Police in Utah kill man suspected of kidnapping woman

Police in Utah kill man suspected of kidnapping woman

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Police in Utah say an ex-convict with a record of violent crime was killed in an exchange of gunfire with officers when a former girlfriend flagged down police after allegedly being abducted by the man. Police said Saturday that 37-year-old Richard Galvan fired first and officers […]

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Video of fatal police shooting leaves more questions

Video of fatal police shooting leaves more questions

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Officers can be heard on police body camera video yelling, “He’s got a gun!” and “He’s pointing!” just moments before fatally shooting a Utah man. But as of Wednesday, police say no weapon was found at the scene or on the victim. Five officers fired […]

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Police arrest passenger in car that fatally struck officer

Police arrest passenger in car that fatally struck officer

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who was a passenger in a car that fatally rammed a police officer in a Salt Lake City suburb has been arrested on suspicion of murder, burglary and other charges, police said. As suspect Jeffrey Don Black, 43, was being led away in […]

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No prosecution of Unified PD officer in fatal shooting

No prosecution of Unified PD officer in fatal shooting

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Salt Lake County prosecutors have decided against charging a Unified Police Department officer in an April 17 fatal shooting in which a man was killed while holding an ex-girlfriend hostage in a pickup truck. The District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday it believed any court proceedings […]

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Police fatally shoot knife-wielding suspect in Riverton

Police fatally shoot knife-wielding suspect in Riverton

RIVERTON, Utah (AP) — Authorities say a man has been fatally shot in Riverton after officers found him holding a woman hostage at knifepoint. KSL-TV in Salt Lake City reports the shooting happened after Unified police responded to a domestic violence report Monday morning. Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera says officers […]

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Police shoot, kill man after domestic violence call

Police shoot, kill man after domestic violence call

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police say officers shot and killed a Salt Lake City man after authorities were called to a domestic violence situation. The Deseret News reports 32-year-old Delorean Pikyavit died from his injuries Wednesday following the shooting outside a Salt Lake City home. Police Sgt. Brandon Shearer says officers […]

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