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Suspect dead, officer injured in West Jordan

An officer walks back to his vehicle as police respond to an officer-involved shooting in West Jordan at 2352 W. 7680 South in West Jordan on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020. Scott G Winterton, Deseret News

WEST JORDAN, Utah — A person is dead and an officer recovering after an exchange of gunfire on Sunday night in West Jordan.

Police say it started with a call from someone saying their pickup truck had been stolen, and they were following it.

Police stopped the truck near 7500 South and 2700 West.

“At some point, we know that at least one suspect came out. There was an exchange of gunfire,” said West Jordan Police Sgt JC Holt.

Holt says the rounds were exchanged between officers and someone in the truck. That’s when one of the people involved was killed, and the officer was shot and wounded.


We are upset with the incident how things happened, we are upset our officer was hurt, we are upset another person was fatally wounded,” said Holt.

We don’t know the name or the age of the person that died. There were some other people taken into custody.

The officer was hit in the shoulder above his ballistic vest.

“I am told he is in good spirits, he is in good condition right now. He was talking to everyone when he left the scene. He is expected to make a recovery. It is a non-life-threatening injury thankfully,” said Holt.

An outside agency will now do an investigation.