UPDATED: Man booked into jail after shooting involving Sandy police officer

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UPDATE: WEDNESDAY 9/15/21 8:08 P.M.

SANDY, Utah (ABC4) – A man has been booked on multiple charges after Sandy police officer was struck by gunfire last Wednesday.

51-year-old Sean De Jesus Darragh has been booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on the following charges:

-Two counts of aggravated assault on a police office

-Two counts of possession of a stolen firearm

-Two counts of possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person

-One count of narcotics distribution

Sandy Police tell ABC4 the SWAT team was serving a search warrant at the Arcadia Apartments at around 5 a.m. Wednesday morning near State Street and 9000 South.

We spoke to a neighbor who watched the entire scene unfold.

“Just saw a bunch of armed officers outside the window around five am definitely thought about the kids in the apartment,” Manie Moreno says. “Never seen anything like that, I thought maybe it was a drill.”

Sandy Police say it is unknown what relationship the individual injured had with the search warrant being served, or what the search warrant was for. Authorities are describing this as a “worst-case scenario,” adding officers were just trying to do their job and serve the search warrant.

SANDY, Utah (ABC4) – An officer and an individual have been hospitalized after a shooting early Wednesday morning in Sandy.

Sandy Police tell ABC4 the SWAT team was serving a search warrant at the Arcadia Apartments at around 5 a.m. Wednesday morning near State Street and 9000 South.

We spoke to a neighbor who watched the entire scene unfold.

“Just saw a bunch of armed officers outside the window around five am definitely thought about the kids in the apartment,” Manie Moreno says. “Never seen anything like that, I thought maybe it was a drill.”

A member of the SWAT team and an occupant of an apartment were struck by gunfire. Both have been taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and are in stable condition.

The Arcadia Apartments in Sandy, Utah, where a SWAT team member was shot while serving a search warrant on Sept. 8, 2021. An occupant of the apartment was also injured. (Sandy Police)

Sandy Police say it is unknown what relationship the individual injured had with the search warrant being served, or what the search warrant was for. Authorities are describing this as a “worst-case scenario,” adding officers were just trying to do their job and serve the search warrant.

Authorities report there is no ongoing danger to the community. The Officer-Involved Critical Incident responded team for the Salt Lake Valley is now investigating.

The police department says this could have been much worse.

“Obviously this is something we are aware of as police officers it can happen at any time when it strikes close to home it is particularly scary we don’t like to see anyone hurt its a risk we are willing to take but this hits close and we are glad he is going to be OK,” Sgt. Swensen says.

Sandy Police are asking anyone who may have captured the incident on surveillance video or has any other information to contact them.

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