Update on officer involved shooting at 580 S 500 w.
Posted by SLC Police on Monday, July 15, 2019
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, July 15, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — One person is dead and a police officer has been wounded in a shooting in downtown Salt Lake City Monday afternoon.
Salt Lake City Police Department spokesman Sgt. Brandon Shearer told Gephardt Daily a 911 call about a “psychiatric problem” came in around 2 p.m. from the Sunrise Metro Apartments, at the area of 580 S. 500 West.
Shearer said while the officers were there conducting an investigation, shots were fired, but it’s not clear at this time exactly how the incident unfolded.
Shearer said it appears the incident occurred inside the complex, and the three officers who responded were inside.
Shearer said one police officer has been shot, and is currently at the hospital in stable condition. Initial reports indicate he was shot in the left shoulder.
In addition, another person was shot and is deceased. It’s not clear if that person is the person that was connected to the “psychiatric problem.” Police have not confirmed whether the victim is a male or female.
Shearer said there are not many other details at this time, but the area is safe and the scene is secure.
The Unified Police Department will be conducting the investigation into the incident, as is protocol with an officer-involved shooting. Shearer said there were two officers on scene initially and then a CIT (crisis intervention team) officer was requested. Shearer said these officers are trained specifically to respond to calls in which there may be a mental health crisis.
It’s not clear at this time who fired the shot or shots but that will be part of the investigation.
UPD will interview any witnesses who were on scene to try and establish what happened.
The Utah Department of Transportation also tweeted the ramp from eastbound I-80 to 600 South is closed at mile post 119, and drivers are being urged to take an alternate route.
The website for the Sunrise Metro Apartments said: “Sunrise Metro is a 100-unit complex designed with the goal of ending chronic homelessness in mind.”
The identity of the deceased person has not been released.
Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.