MURRAY -- Authorities say Murray police shot and injured a 37-year-old man who was carrying a pellet gun they initially thought was a handgun.
Officer Kenny Bass says police responded to a call from a distraught, suicidal man about 1 a.m. Tuesday, and found him in the driveway holding a gun.
Officers say they talked with the man and tried to get him to put down the gun, but he didn't follow their instructions and instead raised the gun toward one officer, who shot two rounds.
Bass says the man was hit on the shoulder and the torso. He says the man was in stable condition at Intermountain Medical Center, and his injuries don't appear to be life-threatening.
The officer who fired will be placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.