Man dead after officer-involved shooting at West Valley City Hall


Shooting occurred following altercation with DUI suspect, police say

The scene outside West Valley City Hall, where an officer reportedly shot and killed a man in handcuffs. (ABC4)


WEST VALLEY CITY (ABC4 News) – A man is dead following an officer-involved shooting at the West Valley City Hall building Friday night.

West Valley City police said the incident started as DUI investigation around 7 p.m. Friday night.

Police say officers responded to a call regarding a DUI at a business in the area of 2900 South Redwood Road.

The caller reported that Chad Michael Breinholt, the boyfriend of a fellow employee, was intoxicated and causing problems at the place of business, officials say.

Officers responded and contacted Breinholt in front of the business. Officers say they determined that there was evidence that Breinholt was under the influence and that he had been driving a vehicle while in that condition.

At around 7:40 p.m. Breinholt was taken into custody and transported to the West Valley City Police Department DUI processing room in the basement of city hall located at 3600 Constitution Blvd.

WVCPD Public Information Officer Roxeanne Vainuku said at some point during the intake process an altercation took place. One officer fired his weapon and struck the suspect—killing him.

Officials with West Valley City Police say medical assistance was called but Breinholt was already dead.

WVCPD has invoked the officer-involved critical incident protocol to ensure an impartial investigation into the use of force. Salt Lake City Police Department will take over the investigation.

This is a developing story. More information will be posted as it becomes available.


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