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Suspect in Syracuse officer-involved shooting ID’d

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Posted at 4:29 PM, Jan 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-12 19:37:36-05

SYRACUSE, Utah — A man shot in an officer-involved shooting in Syracuse last week has died, officials confirmed Monday afternoon.

Police have identified the man as 49-year-old Thomas Hamby.

The shooting occurred at 7 p.m. on Thursday in the area of 3000 West and 2100 South when police responded to a man with a gun following a domestic situation.

Erin Behm, Syracuse Police Department, said the domestic situation between a man and his girlfriend resulted in a call to police about a man with a gun. Personnel from Syracuse police and the Davis County Sheriff’s Office responded.

“The call was a man with a gun, the officers arrived and were fired upon immediately,” Behm said. “The officers fired back, and no officers were injured. The suspect was flown by helicopter to a local hospital.”

This is the second fatal officer-involved shooting this year.

The first was earlier on the same day at about 4 p.m. where a man was shot by a Salt Lake City police officer in the Avenues.

Officer body camera footage shows the man attacked the officer with a shovel.

To watch the body camera footage click here.

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