Suspect shot by police after alleged drug deal in SLC

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SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 News) — Police are on the scene of an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Thursday in Salt Lake City.

According to Nick Street of the Utah Department of Public Safety, the shooting happened in the area of 1900 West and 700 North.

Officials say that agents with the State Bureau of Investigation observed a suspect in a silver Mercedes engaging in an alleged drug deal.

SBI agents attempted a traffic stop of the vehicle, but the suspect fled the scene. Those agents did not pursue the suspect.

A short time later, SBI agents were able to identify the driver as having multiple outstanding warrants.

The agents then followed the suspect’s vehicle onto Morton Drive where officers exchanged gunfire with the suspect, hitting the suspect.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Officials say he will later be booked into jail.

The West Valley Critical Incident Team is investigating the incident.

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