TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — A suspect is dead after an altercation with Kearns Police early Saturday morning.
According to Sgt. Melody Gray of Unified Police, officers originally responded to a call of shots fired in the area of 6200 South and 3200 West in Taylorsville around 3:20 a.m.
A vehicle was seen fleeing the area, which was relayed to Kearns officers.
Officers saw a suspicious vehicle leaving a neighborhood, and attempted to make a traffic stop, at which time the vehicle fled.
Officers did not pursue the vehicle, which turned onto 3200 West before it appeared to have struck a median and came to rest near a street sign.
The driver reportedly fled the vehicle, at which time officers gave pursuit.
An altercation happened in the back yard of a vacant home, where officers fired their weapons, killing the suspect.
The man was later identified as 28-year-old Bryan Pena of Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake City Police are conducting an investigation into the shooting.