Officer injured after foot pursuit in Salt Lake City

Keith Thomas Fulcher. Photo Courtesy: Salt Lake County

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, Aug. 6, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A police officer has a possible broken arm after a foot pursuit in Salt Lake City early Monday led to an altercation with a suspect.

The suspect has been identified as Keith Thomas Fulcher, 35, Salt Lake City Police Sgt. Brandon Shearer told Gephardt Daily.

Shearer said the incident began at approximately 2 a.m. Monday when officials were looking for a domestic violence suspect who fled the scene.

An officer spotted a man who fitted the description of the suspect in the area of 100 South and 500 West. The suspect then fled on foot and the officer pursued him, and the man resisted arrest.

A K-9 officer was also in the area and released his dog, Shearer said. The suspect fell to the ground but did not comply with officer commands to put his hands behind his back and stop fighting. The dog was deployed and the suspect then complied and was placed in cuffs.

The arresting officer was injured on the forearm and was taken to a local hospital for evaluation; he may have a broken arm. The suspect was taken to a hospital to be treated for a dog bite.

Shearer said it turned out the suspect was not the man police were seeking in connection with the domestic violence incident, but he did have felony warrants out for his arrest. He was then taken to jail on his warrants as well as a new charge of fleeing, assault on a police officer and possession of a controlled substance.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.


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