Salt Lake police ID suspect killed in officer-involved shooting

A man died in an officer-involved shooting Friday evening in Salt Lake City. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Nov. 10, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — Police in Salt Lake City have identified the suspect killed Friday night in an officer-involved shooting.

“The suspect from tonight’s Officer Involved Critical Incident has been identified as Cody Belgard, 30 years old,” says a tweet from the Salt Lake City Police Department.

will be handling the investigation. SLCPD will handle all requests. There will not be any more updates this weekend as WVCPD investigates.”

Belgard was shot at about 8:08 p.m. near 816 N. Sir Philip Drive in Salt Lake City. He was hit at least three times — once in the chest and twice in the back. He was taken by ground ambulance to Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, where he was pronounced dead a short while later.

No police officers were injured in the shooting, according to Salt Lake City Police Sgt. Brandon Shearer. He said at least one officer fired his weapon, but the circumstances surrounding the shooting have yet to be determined.

West Valley City Police Department will conduct an investigation into the shooting because Utah’s Officer Involved Critical Incident protocol requires outside agencies to investigate all officer-involved shootings.

Gephardt Daily will update this developing story as more information becomes available.


  1. Interesting he was taken to Murray hospital when he was in the north side of Salt Lake city where the University of Utah hospital is much much closer there’s no action that could justify shooting a man in the back especially from the people who is supposed to be protecting our community and as I pay attention more and more to the news seems like these people who are supposed to be protecting us are killing our citizens one by one if for any situation there’s a way to settle things without having to kill somebody just because they have a badge and uniform and job title doesn’t give them the right to kill a human being maybe for those who doesn’t know Cody don’t really know who he is I’ve known him for 10 + years he made really artistic music and he had a really good friendly attitude living in the city you live in throwing up in the environment he grew up in the fact that he never took place and all of the gang and violence around him in Glendale where he lived should show a lot and tell a lot about the kind of character that he was it’s sad to say that the police from his own City they were supposed to protect him and keep him safe for the ones that took his life I think police in this state let alone this County alone need to reevaluate their overall duty to protect and serve there’s no reason to justify killing a man especially shooting him in the back

  2. I hope and pray that happened doesn’t go away without something getting done about this because Salt Lake City Police Department took the life of a very artistic creative individual he will be missed by many people they took a son from his mother a son from his father a brother from his brother and a nephew from his uncle’s a friend from all of his friends his childhood friends people who he grew up with the people that were the closest to him his girlfriend how can it be explained to these people that the Salt Lake City Police Department took his life from him and left bullets in his back

  3. I know people have said they were listening to the police scanners who live in rosepark where this happened and said that this guy was supposedly fleeing from cops and they found him at the location where he was shot. Why has this story faded into the background to be forgotten? I’m curious if it was justified or not!


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