Man shot twice by police after pointing BB gun at officer
MURRAY — A man who police say pointed a weapon at them Tuesday was shot twice by a Murray police officer.
The injuries to the 37-year-old man, whose name was not immediately released, were not life threatening, said Murray police detective Kenny Bass. The man was being treated at Intermountain Medical Center.
The incident began about 1:30 a.m. when police received a call from a man who said he was suicidal, Bass said. Officers responded to 4543 S. 365 East and found a man outside the house holding what appeared to be a gun. Officers gave the man several commands to put the weapon down.
"He was really non-compliant, he wouldn't talk to them," Bass said.
The man eventually raised his weapon and pointed it at an officer, he said. The officer fired two shots, striking the man in the arm and grazing his torso. The man's weapon turned out to be a BB gun.
The officer who fired the shots was placed on standard paid administrative leave pending an internal investigation and an investigation by the Salt Lake County District Attorney's Office.
- Boy Scouts in Utah, nation face uncertain future
- LDS Church relationship with Boy Scouts in...
- What consumers need to know about chip...
- Imagine Dragons treated like home team at...
- Body found in suitcase near Saltair identified
- Which U.S. cities are the best for upward...
- Motley Crue concert delayed about two hours...
- Sandy mailman's plea for books gets worldwide...
- LDS Church relationship with Boy Scouts... 296
- Boy Scouts in Utah, nation face... 135
- LDS Church 're-evaluating' Scouting... 103
- Mike Lee plotting tricky maneuver to... 90
- Profane and acclaimed: 'The Book of... 76
- Most Utahns oppose Supreme Court ruling... 65
- Lee takes on new strategy in fight... 45
- Is report on building prison in Draper... 35