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.
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.