SATURDAY 11/27/21 8:10 a.m.
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (ABC4) – New details have been released regarding the shooting of a police officer in South Jordan.
Officials say two South Jordan Police officers were involved in a critical shooting incident on Friday. Police responded to a home near 10450 S. Tarali Ct. around 8 p.m.
Two officers were searching the basement of a home that contained a suspect in a stolen vehicle case.
As police approached the basement, shots were fired by the suspect, striking one officer in the leg. The other officer was not injured. Police returned gunfire, critically injuring the suspect. Both the injured officer and the suspect were transported to local hospitals for surgery. The officer is in stable condition and the suspect is in critical, but stable condition, officials say.
The two officers involved in the incident will be placed on administrative leave pending the results of an internal investigation of the incident.
Multiple police departments will be involved in the investigation, excluding the officer units involved to provide objectiveness. The investigation results will be presented to the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office for review.
Gov. Spencer Cox tweeted his condolences on Saturday, saying:
“Our hearts are with this brave officer and his family as we pray for his full recovery. We are once again filled with gratitude to the brave men and women who daily put themselves in harm’s way to serve and protect their fellow citizens.”
Original Story: Police officer and suspect shot in South Jordan, both in stable condition
FRIDAY 11/26/21 10:31 p.m.
SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (ABC4) – A police officer was shot in South Jordan Friday night by a suspect.
The shooting happened at a home near 10400 S. and 2200 W.
According to the South Jordan Police Department, officers were searching for a suspect in a stolen vehicle case. The suspect also had other outstanding warrants for other crimes.
When officers arrived, they found the male suspect in the basement of the home. The suspect then fired several shots at officers, striking one of the officers in the lower leg.
Officers then returned fire, striking the suspect multiple times. Both the suspect and officer were taken to a local hospital where they are both said to be in stable condition.
The identity of the suspect and officer have not been released.
The incident remains under investigation.
This story will update when more information becomes available.