Domestic incident in West Jordan ends in officer-involved shooting

Domestic incident in West Jordan ends in officer-involved shooting

Police: Man dead after officer-involved shooting in West Jordan

WEST JORDAN — A man died Thursday afternoon after he was shot by an officer who was responding to a domestic incident, police said.

About 4:20 p.m., police responded to the incident involving a man and a woman at a home off of Cherry Leaf Drive, according to West Jordan Police Sgt. J.C. Holt.

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At one point, the alleged suspect in the domestic incident got into an altercation with an officer. At least one officer then fired his gun at the man, Holt said, striking and killing him.

The Officer Involved Critical Incident Team arrived on the scene with Unified Fire Authority and West Jordan Police and fire units.

Thursday afternoon, Holt said he did not know if the man who died was armed at the time of the shooting.

Police were initially called to a domestic situation in the area of 7003 S. Cherry Leaf Drive. Then shots were fired.

Holt said the man and woman had previously been in a relationship and used to live together. An infant was inside the home at the time of the incident, Holt said.

A resident in the area told 2News she heard three pops. Police have not confirmed the number of shots fired.

West Jordan police are somewhat familiar with the home as they have been called to similar domestic incidents there in the past, the sergeant said.

He said the officer who shot the man was taken to a hospital for an evaluation according to department protocol, but he is not expected to spend much time there.

Police remained at the scene at the Liberty Landing housing development near 7000 South into the evening Thursday. West Jordan police said additional information about the incident would not be released until Friday.

Correction: An earlier version incorrectly identified West Jordan Police Sgt. J.C. Holt as a West Valley police sergeant.

One man is dead following an officer-involved shooting in West Jordan, Thursday, October 11, 2018.   [ +  – ]

WEST JORDAN, Utah (News4Utah) – One man is dead after a domestic situation led to an officer-involved shooting Thursday afternoon.

Three West Jordan police officers responded to a home at 7003 Cherry Leaf Drive around 4:30 p.m. on a report of an "armed" domestic violence incident.  The incident, police say, involved a man and a woman. Police said they had previously been in a relationship and at some point lived together. 

While officers were responding, there was an altercation and an officer fired his weapon, shot and killed the man. Police did not give any more details regarding the altercation that led to the shooting.  

West Jordan Police Sgt. J.C. Holt said officers responded to the home last week on another domestic-related complaint, so they are familiar with the people involved. 

"We generally will send two officers to a domestic violence call, but we had three here for this one, so it suggests that the officers knew it was going to be a tough situation," said Holt. 

Per officer-involved critical incident protocol, Unified Police Department is conducting the investigation into exactly what happened. 


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