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West Jordan Police: Suspect shot by officer during domestic violence incident at trailer park

Posted at 6:13 AM, Nov 01, 2021

WEST JORDAN, Utah — A man is in the hospital Monday morning with a gunshot wound after being shot by a West Jordan officer on Halloween night.

According to police, it started around 9 p.m. when a 911 call came in about a domestic violence incident, one involving a firearm. Officers arrived at the location near 8400 South and 4000 West.

When they arrived some sort of a confrontation happened and at least one shot was fired and a man, identified as Pedro Cortes-Villalon, was hit.

Cortes-Villalon, 36, was then rushed to a local hospital in critical condition while the one officer who fired his weapon is now the subject of an officer involved, critical incident protocol investigation.

“Well, you live where you live right?" said Don Polard, a neighbor. "I’m OK. Yeah, I got plenty of guns. But yeah, to have someone get shot on your front lawn? It’s not a good thing no matter where you live.”

West Valley City police detectives are now handling that investigation and the West Jordan officer will be on leave pending the outcome.