15 year-old suspect in officer involved shooting deceased
Updated: 3/18/2012 3:20 pm | Published: 3/18/2012 9:35 am
MAGNA, Utah (ABC 4 News) – Unified Police are investigating an officer involved shooting that left a 15 year-old dead Sunday morning.
Sheriff Mike Winder says that officers responded to 3791 south Paine Road around 8:45 Sunday morning after a woman called 911 requesting assistance with her son.
When officers responded to the home the woman’s 15-year-old son began firing shots at the officers. The suspect who was later identified by police as Sean A. Morrison barricaded himself behind a car wearing a bullet proof vest and a ski mask. Winder says that the Morrison fired several rounds at police but no officers were struck.
Morrison then fled and was spotted by neighbors in the area. Police say that neighbors called 911 reporting a suspicious person. When they arrived to that location the suspect began firing shots at the officers. Officers returned four shots, striking the suspect.
A medical helicopter was dispatched to the area to transport the Morrison. He was transported in extremely critical condition to a nearby hospital but later died from gunshot wounds.
Unified Police are investigating the incident.
ABC 4 News is on scene and will bring you the latest information as it becomes available on abc4.com and ABC 4 News at 5 p.m.
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