Suspect killed in officer-involved shooting identified


[Update 9/29]

Police have identified the suspect killed as Michael Bruce Peterson, 39. They say it all started when Peterson trespassed a nearby salon and grabbed the backside of a salon employee.

In the course of the police response two officers were injured. Chief Brown says they are expected to be okay. One has a broken nose and ankle, the other a cut on the arm.

This is a developing story. Stick with ABC4 for updates.

Watch: Chief Mike Brown provides update to the media on Friday.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – One person is dead and two Salt Lake City police officers have been taken to the hospital after a shooting Thursday afternoon.

The shooting happened in the Maverick parking lot at the intersection of 300 South and 500 East. Police say around 4 p.m. Thursday, they were called to a report of trespassing.

“A fight ensued between officers and an individual, at which point in time shots were fired.” said Detective Robert Ungricht, from Salt Lake City Police.

Police wouldn’t say if the suspect had a weapon, but after police and the suspect got into a fight the suspect was shot and killed.

Two officers were taken to the hospital.

“We saw a police officer get put in an ambulance and get taken away. It looked like his leg was hurt,” said Rebecca Wheatley, who lives near the shooting.

It’s unclear if the injured officers were shot; police say they were transported in serious condition but their injuries are not life-threatening. 

As a part of the “officer-involved critical incident protocol,” West Valley City Police Department will be handling the investigation. 

Watch an update from police on scene. 

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