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Suspect dies after being shot by police in South Jordan

Posted at 1:27 PM, Jun 15, 2024

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — A suspect was shot and later died Saturday morning after an attempt to arrest them escalated in South Jordan.

According to South Jordan Police, officers were originally called to the area of Skye Park near 4500 West on reports of a suspicious person looking into car windows.

Once the suspect was located, they pulled out a knife as officers approached. Officers attempted to use "less lethal force" to disarm the suspect, but it was unsuccessful. Police said the suspect resisted their efforts to detain him and eventually advanced toward them, leading an officer to shoot and wound the suspect.

After being shot, the suspect was taken into custody and transported to a local hospital, where they later died.

The case is now being investigated by an Officer-Involved Critical Incident team. The area of Skye Drive and Skye Park was closed as the investigation continues.

Officials have not released identifying information about the deceased suspect, such as their name, age or gender.

It was not stated how many officers were involved, but the department said those involved are on administrative leave pending the investigation.

This is a developing story. FOX 13 News will continue to provide updates as they are made available.