Wednesday , February 22, 2017 - 2:01 AM1 comment
Deputy Police Chief Eric Young said the suspect brandished a gun as he was being pursued by officers at approximately 11:47 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the north Junction parking garage near 23rd Street and Kiesel Avenue.
Two officers fired on him several times, killing him, Young said.
A second suspect was taken into custody and was not injured. No officers were injured in the incident, he said.
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Officers were patrolling the area when they noticed two men prowling around parked cars and confronted them, Young said. The suspects ran in different directions. The patrolling officer sent information over radio, and several officers responded to the scene.
One of the men was running toward officers as they came around a corner, pulled a handgun and “swung it toward the officers, pointing it toward the officers,” Young said.
Weber County Attorney’s Office officials have been called to investigate. The two officers involved in the shooting have been put on paid administrative leave, per department policy, Young said.
The suspect’s body was still inside the garage, in a cordoned off area, as of 2 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22.
Police are not releasing the identities of the suspects or the officers at this time.
Young said both officers who fired were wearing body cameras, and he expects footage will be available as evidence to the investigation.
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Brett Hein contributed to this report.
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