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Man shoots himself during confrontation with police in Midvale, authorities say

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Posted at 6:46 AM, Aug 16, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-16 16:32:47-04

MIDVALE, Utah -- Police have identified a man injured in an officer-involved shooting overnight in Midvale.

According to Unified Police, Michael Huggard suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound during a confrontation with officers during a traffic stop.

The incident occurred at about 1:42 a.m., when a Unified Police officer stopped Huggard, 35, on a motorcycle at 900 East and South Union Avenue. A backup unit also responded to the scene.

“The motorcyclist indicated and displayed a firearm and there was a confrontation between them,” said Det. Ken Hansen with Unified Police.

After the confrontation, Hansen said, Huggard suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police would not confirm if shots were fired by the officers on scene.

Huggard was taken to Intermountain Medical Center where he is in critical but stable condition.

Officers were not injured during the incident.

Salt Lake City police has taken over the investigation.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.