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Authorities identify man shot, killed by Salt Lake City Police after domestic violence call

Posted at 1:03 PM, Apr 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-22 15:38:11-04

UPDATE: Salt Lake City Police confirmed the male suspect in Wednesday's officer-involved shooting has died.

Police identified the deceased Wednesday night as 32-year-old Delorean Pikyavit.

Sgt. Brandon Shearer of Salt Lake City Police said a call about domestic violence led to a SWAT response after the suspect barricaded himself inside his home. He said after about an hour the man came outside, “approached the officers and his actions required our officers to respond.”

The man was taken from the scene in extremely critical condition after being shot by police and later died.

The woman involved in the domestic violence call was already outside the home when the standoff began. Police said she and the suspect were in some kind of domestic relationship but did not elaborate. It was not immediately clear if the woman was injured during the initial domestic violence incident.

Watch Fox 13 News at Nine Wednesday for a live update on this developing story.

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SALT LAKE CITY - A man is in critical condition after he was shot by police officers responding to a domestic violence call at a home near 1100 East Princeton Ave. Wednesday afternoon.

Authorities said the situation started with a 911 call about a domestic violence incident and said when officers responded a male suspect barricaded himself inside a home and threatened to harm himself.

Sgt. Brandon Shearer, Salt Lake City Police, said after at least an hour in the home the man came out of the home, approached officers, and took actions that Shearer said prompted officers to fire shots.

The suspect was hit by gunfire and was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition. It was not clear if he was armed or what actions he took prior to being shot.

Salt Lake City Police say that state law requires an outside agency investigate all officer-involved critical incidents, and that further updates on the incident will be forthcoming from West Valley City Police.

The shelter-in-place order has been lifted for residents and north and southbound traffic is open again on 1100 East.

The Salt Lake City School District said it is safe for children to walk home from nearby schools.

Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.

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