Officer on paid leave after shooting suspect in West Jordan, man in serious condition

Posted at 8:47 AM, Jul 10, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-10 18:43:28-04

WEST JORDAN, Utah - A man was in critical condition after an officer shot him, but officials said later Thursday the man was in serious but stable condition at a hospital.

At about 12:30 a.m. West Jordan officers were called to the north area of Office Max in Jordan Landing because of what police described as a suspicious circumstance.

Police officials said a responding parole officer found two individuals and recognized one as a wanted man with active warrants out for his arrest.

Authorities said the suspect, 31-year-old Timothy James Peterson, threatened the officer and ran.

The officer followed and then shot the suspect.

Police said they found weapons at the scene, but did they not provide specific details about the weapons or whether or not the suspect was armed at the time he was shot.

The officer was not injured and police aren't releasing his identity at this point.

He is on paid administrative leave during the investigation.

FOX 13 News' Scott McKane spoke with police officials about the incident, see the video above for their interviews.