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One man dead after early morning officer-involved shooting in Salt Lake City

Posted at 6:46 AM, May 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-25 17:22:31-04

UPDATE: Police have released the name of the suspect shot and killed: 22-year-old Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal. Body camera footage is expected to be released within 10 days of the incident.
Original story:

SALT LAKE CITY — A suspect is dead after a confrontation with Salt Lake City Police that ended with shots fired early Saturday morning.

Salt Lake City Police Sergeant Keith Horrocks said officers were dispatched around 2:00 AM Saturday morning to the area of 900 South and 300 West, on a call of threats with a gun.

Once they arrived, they tracked down one of the individuals involved-- which led to the officer-involved shooting.

"[Officers] actually made contact with one of those suspects that was involved in that," Sgt. Horrocks explained. "That suspect fled from officers and a short distance later officers confronted the suspect, and shots were fired."

The suspect, described as a Hispanic man, died on scene. Officers are still looking for the second suspect.

"At this point in time, we believe there may be a second suspect that's outstanding," Sgt. Horrocks said. "But we don't feel like there's any threat to the community with that person."

It's unclear if the victims and suspects knew each other, if the victims were hurt, or what exactly unfolded that led to the original 911 call.

"The call came in from folks that had been threatened in the area," Sgt. Horrocks said, indicating that's all the information they have right now.

He said it is still early in the investigation, and they are unsure of other details including if the suspect who was shot and killed had a weapon on him.

Unified Police is the investigating agency, per OICI protocol. They remained in the area for several hours Saturday morning, documenting the scene and gathering evidence.

No officers were injured during the incident. It's unknown how many fired shots or responded to the scene.

This is a developing story. Stay with Fox 13 News for the latest information.