UPDATE THURSDAY, SEPT. 17, 2020 – The 27-year-old man who police shot and killed outside of a Bountiful high school Tuesday night has been identified as Clay A. Reynolds from Bountiful.
The family of Reynolds released the following statement following his death.
BOUNTIFUL, Utah (ABC4 News) A 27-year-old man who police said was armed with a gun and a bow and arrow, was shot and killed by police outside a high school in Bountiful Tuesday night.
According to Lt. Dave Edwards with Bountiful Police, the Bountiful man died after officers responded here to the area around 10:30 p.m. on reports of a man with a bow and arrow, a gun, and knife.
“The man immediately picked up a shot gun as the officers repeatedly attempted to deescalate and actually pleaded with him to drop the gun he raised the gun and fired it,” Lt. Edwards said.
Arriving officers tried to get him to surrender but the man ended up firing his weapon at officers.
The police department says in the moments leading up to the shooting the suspect asked officers to shoot him.
Officers fired back, striking the man, who died on scene.
The name of the man is not being released pending family notification, but police say officers have had run-ins with him before.
As of Wednesday, three officers placed on paid leave this morning. This is the First officer-involved shooting involving bountiful police officers in the department’s history.
“This is the first bountiful police department officer involved shoring death in our history,” Lt. Edwards said.
Students who attend Viewmont High School will be on a two hour delay Wednesday morning.