TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (ABC4) – The Taylorsville Police Department is commending a sixth-grader for finding the man responsible for shooting at officers Thursday morning.
12-year-old Lucas Mann was getting ready for school when he spotted the man suspected of firing shots at an officer in his window.
The department is thanking Mann for his quick thinking and calm response to the situation.
Officers had originally received reports of a suspicious vehicle in a Taylorsville neighborhood. Once officers made contact, the man shot at them and then fled on foot.
The manhunt came to an end when police say the man took his own life.
ORIGINAL STORY: UPDATE: Man sought after Taylorsville shooting dead, police say
THURSDAY 11/4/2021 7:32 a.m.
TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (ABC4) – The suspect of an early morning manhunt in Taylorsville has died.
Taylorsville Police had been searching for the man since early Thursday morning. Officers had initially been called for a suspicious vehicle.
When officers made contact, they say the man began firing shots at them. Officers returned fire and the man fled on foot. Taylorsville Police advised residents to shelter in place while they searched for the man.
A helicopter crew was able to help officers locate the man. When officers found him, Taylorsville Police say the man turned the gun on himself. During a 7:30 a.m. update, police say the man is now dead.
SLIDESHOW: Area where man was found
The public is no longer in danger, according to Taylorsville Police.
The Granite School District says there are no closures or late starts needed for nearby Vista Elementary.
This is a developing story, stick with ABC4 on-air and online for updates.
ORIGINAL STORY: Search underway for man accused of shooting at Taylorsville Police
THURSDAY 11/4/2021 6:12 a.m.
TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (ABC4) – The search is underway for a man accused of shooting at police in Taylorsville early Thursday morning.
Taylorsville Police say they were initially called for a suspicious vehicle. At some point, the person inside the vehicle began shooting at officers, who returned fire.
The person then fled the area on foot. Authorities are now in the area of 4700 South 2200 West searching for that man. Helicopters and K9 units are also being used in the search.
SLIDESHOW: Crews searching for Taylorsville shooting suspect
Multiple agencies from Salt Lake County are responding to assist in finding the suspect and conducting the investigation.
Taylorsville Police are asking residents in the area to shelter in place while they search for the suspect, described as a white man in his 20s with a medium build, blonde hair, and tan shirt.
The Utah Department of Transportation reports eastbound and westbound 4700 S is closed between 2200 W and 1950 W.
ABC4 has a crew on scene to gather additional information. This story will be updated as details become available.