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Man dies in officer-involved shooting in West Jordan

This file photo from Oct. 11, 2018, shows a West Jordan Police Department vehicle. Photo: KSL TV File

WEST JORDAN – A man died in West Jordan in an officer-involved shooting Thursday afternoon after police responded to a domestic assault report.

West Jordan Police tweeted it happened off Cherry Leaf Drive. Sergeant J.C. Holt says an altercation allegedly broke out between an officer and the man.

“That altercation is under investigation right now,” Holt said. “But we have one officer who fired (a) shot or shots at the suspect striking him and killing him.”

Holt says the officer was not hurt in the altercation. He also says the domestic assault situation involved the man who died and a woman.

Holt also confirmed it was a West Jordan Police officer who fired his weapon, so Unified Police will conduct the investigation into the shooting.