Breaking: Police agencies in Carbon County investigate fatal officer-involved shooting in Wellington

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WELLINGTON, Utah, Sept. 10, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Law enforcement agencies from multiple jurisdictions are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting in Carbon County.

According to a press release issued Tuesday night by Carbon County Sheriff Jeff Wood, the shooting happened about 7 p.m. when an officer with the Wellington Police Department shot and killed a man.

Details of the shooting have not been released, nor has the dead man’s identity.

The officer involved in the deadly confrontation was uninjured and has been placed on paid administrative leave as required by Wellington City policy.

The shooting is being investigated by a multi-agency team led by the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office in conjunction with Price City Police, the Emery County Sheriff’s Office and the Carbon County District Attorney’s Office.

Wellington is a town of about 2,000 people, located seven miles southeast of Price.

Gephardt Daily will update this story as more information is made available.


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