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Officer in critical condition and one suspect dead after an incident in South Salt Lake

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UPDATE: The officer who was struck by the car, 31-year-old David Romwell, died from his injuries Saturday night.

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SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah (ABC4 News) – Several police agencies responded to an officer involved incident around 6pm Saturday night.

Gary Keller with South Salt Lake Police Department said a South Salt Lake officer was hit by a car when responding to a burglary. 

Police fired at the car on scene shooting one of two suspects. Keller says the shot suspect died on scene and the other fled on foot. 

Police say the suspect who was shot has died. The officer was transported via ambulance to a near by trauma center in critical condition.

Keller says the officer is in surgery with his current condition unknown.

No identities have been released at this time. The scene is still under investigation. Information will be shared as it becomes available.

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