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Man killed in deadly police shooting after domestic violence calls

Posted at 5:47 AM, Aug 24, 2023

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — A man was killed after a deadly police shooting happened in the early hours of Thursday morning in an unincorporated area of Salt Lake County.

The individual who died was identified as 46-year-old Aaron Zimmerman.

Officials with the Unified Police Department tell FOX 13 News the officer-involved shooting happened in an area between Kearns and West Jordan at 6789 Palm Frond Ct.


Initially, the incident began as a series of domestic violence calls to the address, UPD explained.

Officers initially responded to the address a little after 9 p.m. on reports of a verbal domestic violence incident that was later resolved peacefully.

Hours later, at around midnight, officers returned to the address and confronted Zimmerman, who was allegedly armed with a handgun, UPD stated.

It's unknown whether Zimmerman ever fired his weapon at officers but three deputies fired at Zimmerman, with at least one of the rounds hitting and killing him. None of the officers involved were injured in the incident.

As the investigation continues, three UPD officers from the Kearns precinct are on administrative leave.

An investigation is being handled by the Salt Lake City Police Department.

Stay with FOX 13 News and for the latest updates.