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Suspect fatally shot by police after reported kidnapping, hostage situation

Posted at 6:00 AM, May 21, 2024

MILCREEK, Utah — The Unified Police Department said that what was reported as a kidnapping and hostage situation resulted in the death of a suspect, who was shot by responding officers.

On Monday, responders received word of a reported kidnapping and hostage situation at a residence in the area of 3500 South and 2300 East in Millcreek.

The emergency call involved a 15-year-old victim, UPD stated.

When officers arrived, they encountered a suspect with a firearm.

Somehow, the situation escalated and resulted in police firing a shot at the suspect, UPD reported. The suspect died of injuries sustained in the incident and police recovered a gun at the scene.

Further details about what led to the shooting, the identities and relationships of the suspect and victim, and if the suspect threatened officers or if words were exchanged between the two parties were not made available.

The OICI Protocol Team led by the West Valley City Police Department will investigate.

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