Police: Man shot self after 6-hour standoff with SWAT team in Murray

Posted at 10:56 AM, Feb 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-22 17:59:00-05
Murray man killed in SWAT standoff - Tyler Persellin

Murray man killed in SWAT standoff - Tyler Persellin

MURRAY, Utah - A standoff with the SWAT team ended with one man dead in Murray after about six hours overnight; Unified officers said it appears the man shot himself.

The situation started at about 8 p.m. Sunday at a woman's home near 584 W. and 6400 S. where authorities said her ex-boyfriend, 29-year-old Tyler O. Persellin of Midvale, forced his way inside.

When officers arrived, Persellin fired at them and hit one officer in his gun holster but he was not seriously injured.

"The suspect turned and fired at the officer and actually struck him in his holster," Murray Officer Kenny Bass said. "The officer returned fire and the suspect turned around back into the residence and went inside."

The woman and others who were in the house got out unharmed.Murray standoff SWAT shooting

Officers said they threw a phone into the house to try to make contact but were never able to reach Persellin.

After several hours the SWAT team went into the house where they found Persellin dead; it appears he shot himself.