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One suspect dead, one officer injured in overnight shooting

Posted at 7:06 AM, Apr 22, 2023

WEST JORDAN, Utah — The West Jordan Police Department has released new information on what led up to a fatal officer-involved shooting over the weekend that left one suspect dead.

Officers responded to an area near the Jordan Valley Station Apartments at around 1 a.m. early Saturday after reports of a person breaking into cars. After arriving, the suspect was identified as Michael Kenneth Lee, who allegedly had a long criminal history and had been booked into jail the week before.

Soon after locating Lee, gunfire was exchanged between him and two officers.
One officer was struck in the leg and transported to an area hospital, while Lee was shot and died at the scene despite lifesaving efforts by first responders.

The officer who was shot has since been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

The shooting is now being investigated by an Officer Involved Critical Incident team with its findings to be presented to the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office.