Police shoot dead carjacking suspect Saturday in Salt Lake City


SALT LAKE CITY — Officers fatally shot a carjacking suspect in Salt Lake City near the interchange of I-215 and I-80 on Saturday, Salt Lake City police said.

Carjacking suspect first spotted near I-15 and 600 South

Police say the suspect attempted to hijack a vehicle near I-15 and 600 south, then managed to hijack a second before fleeing from police in that stolen car.

In a video posted to Twitter, the Salt Lake City Police Department said the suspect and officers exchanged gunfire near 220 South Orange St., resulting in the suspect’s death.

“It all started just before six tonight in the 600 South I-15 area,” said Sgt. Mark Wian, referring to the initial carjacking attempt and subsequent successful carjacking. “Our officers spotted this vehicle, attempted to stop it.”

According to Wian, the suspect continued to flee, leading officers to the area of ​​280 South Orange St., which is near the interchange of I-80 and I-215 on the west side of Salt Lake City.

Wian said the carjacking and shooting did not injure any police or bystanders.

As expected when police officers use deadly force, Salt Lake City invoked its own critical incident protocol involving an officer. The officers involved are on paid administrative leave while an outside agency investigates.

KSL journalists remain on site and will provide more details as they become available.

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