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28-year-old man killed in officer-involved shooting in Taylorsville

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Posted at 8:39 AM, Mar 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-21 18:37:49-04

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.