Police: Man who pulled gun on officer shot dead in Kearns

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KEARNS, Utah, Aug. 4, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Unified Police have confirmed that an officer shot and killed a man in Kearns Tuesday morning.

The incident started at about 5 a.m., near 5400 South and 5400 West in Kearns. According to police, a man walking on the street was stopped by police, and fled when the officer turned to check out information from the patrol car.

When the officer caught up to the man, he reportedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at the officer, who fired on the man.

Life-saving measures were performed, but the man died at the scene. The officer was not hurt. The victim is believed to be in his 30s.

Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera spoke from the scene.

“We seem to find more and more people who are armed,” she said. “We don’t know what their intention is, but we do what we can to keep our residents safe.”

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


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