CLINTON — Two Clinton police detectives are on administrative leave following a fatal shooting Friday morning in Clinton.
Clinton Police Chief Bill Chilson said the two officers were called to a home at 1044 West 1640 North at 9:41 a.m., on Friday. A woman ran from her home, across the street, and to a neighbor’s house, where she requested they call 911.
Officers confronted, Paulo Berumen, the 34-year-old suspect, in the backyard of the home; he was holding a large knife.
Both officers deployed tasers, “but they were ineffective because the suspect was wearing thick clothing,” Chilson said.
“I don’t know if the suspect tried to throw the knife or come at both officers with the knife, but that is when both (officers) shot (the suspect),” Chilson said.
The suspect was killed.
The shooting took place at 9:50 a.m., and police were already en route because it was a domestic violence call.
Following Davis County shooting protocal, detective from throughout the county had been dispatched to the scene to investigate.
Students at Clinton Elementary are no longer in lockdown, but they were for several hours Friday morning. The school yard is adjacent to the backyard of the home of the shooting.
Tarps have been placed on the fence, preventing curious eyes from viewing the scene.
Chilson said, as far as he is aware, this is the first shooting involving officers in Clinton. Chilson has been with the Clinton police office for more than two decades.
Detectives involved in the shooting have been with the Clinton police office for more than five years. Their names are not being released at this time.
Officers from the Sheriff's Office responded to a domestic violence incident at the same home about six months ago.