Man shot, killed by authorities after allegedly pointing gun at police

Posted at 5:36 PM, Apr 13, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-13 23:51:12-04

CENTERVILLE, Utah – A 38-year-old man died after he allegedly pointed a gun at police and was then shot by authorities Sunday.

Officials with the Centerville Police Department said authorities responded to a man who was reportedly suicidal; the call to police was made by the man's wife around 3 p.m.

Police tried to negotiate with the man, who had a gun, for some time before the man allegedly pointed a gun at police. An officer shot the individual, who died.

"Shots were fired, or a shot, I don't know how many," said Sgt. Zane Robison of the Centerville Police Department. "I do know that the officers are safe and that the suicidal male we were called to investigate is deceased."

Police later identified the man as Vincent John Farrand.

FOX 13 News' Kiersten Nuñez spoke with several individuals who were in the area when the incident occurred, see the video above for those interviews.