Police identify man killed in officer involved shooting in Taylorsville

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TAYLORSVILLE (ABC4 News) – Police have identified the man killed during a struggle with police in Taylorsville early Saturday morning: Bryan Pena, 28, of Salt Lake City.

Police responded to the area of 6250 South 3200 West around 3:20 a.m. Saturday on a report of shots fired. A witness to that shooting said that a dark car left the scene.

A short time later, officers say they spotted Pena’s car, a black Cadillac; he was driving suspiciously so they attempted a traffic stop but he drove quickly away. Officers say Pena drove onto the median at 3200 W then ran from his car and hopped a fence.

Sgt. Melody Gray, Unified Police Department, says those officers also pursued on foot, pushed down a fence to get to the suspect and eventually shot and killed him. No word yet on if Pena had a weapon.

The Salt Lake City Police Department is now in charge of the investigation; the officers involved are on administrative leave.

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