Syracuse officer shoots, kills armed man after 3-hour standoff

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CLINTON, Utah, Nov. 26, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A man with multiple firearms in his possession was shot and killed by a Syracuse police officer after a three-hour standoff in the parking lot of Clinton City Police Department on Sunday.

“Officers were dispatched to a 911 hang up call of an emotionally distraught individual who was in his car in the back parking lot of the Clinton City Police Department,” said a news release from Syracuse Police Department.

The incident began at approximately 11 a.m., the news release said.

“Clinton Police officers were already at the office and were able to respond very quickly,” the news release goes on. “Officers saw that the man had multiple firearms within his reach.”

Officers from different agencies responded to help. Clinton officers engaged in crisis negations with the man for more than three hours, but he refused to surrender all the firearms.

“Shots were fired by an officer from Syracuse Police Department, as they were assisting Clinton officers on the call,” the news release said.

Details involving the shooting and the events immediately surrounding it are still under investigation.

The deceased man had prior suicidal call history with Clinton Police, officials said. The man’s name will not be released pending notification of family.

Due to an officer firing his weapon, Davis County Critical Incident Investigative Protocol was implemented and is handling the investigation.

The officer involved has more than 15 years law enforcement experience, the news release said. He was placed on paid administrative leave and his name will not be released, as the investigation is ongoing.

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


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