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West Point neighbors ‘shocked’ by officer involved shooting

Posted at 7:50 PM, Feb 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-25 21:50:08-05

WEST POINT, Utah — One person was arrested after an officer-involved shooting Tuesday in Davis County.

Davis County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call for a suspicious male around 10 a.m. at a home in West Point. Shots were fired, but no one was hurt.

Neighbors said they were shocked that there was a shooting.

“This is a very quiet area. It’s just a little farming community. Not much going on here,” one neighbor said.

"It was scary to hear gunshots, especially with children around,” Stacy Salazar said.

Salazar said she and her mom heard the gunshots.

“We heard just this piercing sound, and it was echoing, so we ran out to the front door," Salazar said. "She’s like, 'That sounded like gunshots,’ so we open the door and just over there was already officers."

Neighbors described the area as one where everyone knows everyone, but the people who spoke with FOX 13 said they had no idea who the suspect was. Police have not released any identity.

“He’s not from around here. I’ve never seen him before,” one neighbor said.

The Davis County Critical Incident Protocol Team is investigating. The suspect was taken to the hospital for an unrelated medical issue and will be transferred to the Davis County Correctional Facility, according to deputies.