UPDATE 7/17 (Wednesday): The suspect that was shot and killed has been identified as 43-year-old Michael Brand. Police say they will provide an update at a press conference in the next 10 days.
SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) – One person was killed, and a police officer was wounded after a shooting in downtown Salt Lake City Monday afternoon.
Salt Lake City police said three officers were dispatched to the report of a psychiatric problem around 1:30 p.m.
SLCPD Sgt. Brandon Shearer said while the officers were responding to the call, the suspect presented a weapon.
Sgt. Shearer said the officers on the scene responded to the suspect’s actions and one officer fired shots at the suspect.
“One officer fired his weapon, and both the suspect and another officer were hit,” said Sgt. Shearer.
“We’re very grateful in this circumstance that the injuries the officer received were minor in nature,” said Sgt. Shearer.
The suspect who was shot died at the scene.
Police said initially two officers had responded to the call and the third officer, who is also a member of the SLCPD Crisis Intervention Team (CIT), was asked to help with the situation.
Late Monday night, the Salt Lake City Police Dept. released an update on who shot the officer. They say the officer was hit by “friendly fire.”
Unified Police Department will conduct the investigation into the officer-involved shooting.