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Suspect dead, Roy K-9 officer wounded after high speed chase, shooting

Posted at 10:49 AM, Aug 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-09 21:17:12-04

ROY, Utah — A police K-9 was wounded, one suspect was killed and another was taken into custody after an officer-involved shooting in Roy early Saturday morning.

Around 2:00 a.m., a Roy City Police Officer initiated a routine traffic stop, briefly talking to the two male suspects before they took off in their vehicle. Officers pursued the vehicle for a short time before calling off the chase.

Shortly after that, officers were tipped off that the vehicle had stopped in a large field in the area of 2640 North 1700 West in Clinton. As they began to approach the vehicle, one of the suspects opened fire, leading to a shootout.

In the midst of the shooting, Roy Police K-9 Mik was struck by gunfire and later rushed to an animal ER. The full extent of his injuries remains unknown at this time, but he is expected to survive.

One suspect was killed, while the other was taken into custody. While they have been identified by Roy Police, their names and ages are not being released at this time. The exact length and timeline of events is currently under investigation, with the department activating the Officer Involved Critical Incident Protocol.

The officers involved in this incident have been placed on administrative leave while the Weber County and Davis County Attorney’s Office conduct their investigation.