West Jordan Police release name of juvenile suspect killed in officer-involved shooting

Police investigators on the scene of a fatal officer-involved shooting which left a suspect dead and a West Jordan policeman wounded. Photo: Gephardt Daily/Monico Garza/SLCScanner

WEST JORDAN, Utah, Aug. 4, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — The West Jordan Police Department has identified a juvenile suspect shot and killed after police say he shot an officer Sunday.

“Deceased suspect from this weekends OICI is 17-year-old Cyrus D. Carpenter,” a tweet from the West Jordan Police Department says. “Officer who sustained gunshot wound was released from hospital today and is resting at home.”

West Jordan Police Sgt. J.C. Holt said on Sunday that West Jordan police received a call about 8 p.m. from a man who said he was following a pickup truck that had recently been stolen from a relative.

Officers searched a nearby neighborhood, in the area of 2360 West 7680 South, and found the pickup parked at the side of the road with multiple people inside.

Holt said the group initially refused to exit the truck until “at least one occupant of the suspect truck got out, and there were rounds exchanged between the officers and somebody in that truck.”

The officer was shot in the shoulder, Holt said.

“He took the round in his upper shoulder area just above where our ballistic vests go and it went through and lodged back in his shoulder. Fortunately, he’s OK. We do expect him to make a recovery.”

Because the incident was an officer-involved shooting, the investigation will be handled by an outside agency, Holt said.


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