SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah – A suspect was killed and a police officer is in critical condition after a critical event Saturday in South Salt Lake.
According to CEO Gary Keller with the South Salt Lake Police Department, officials responded to reports of a burglary Saturday near 3500 S. West Temple.
Police contacted suspects in the burglary, Keller said. The suspects tried to escape from the scene and struck a police officer with the vehicle they fled.
Keller stated that an officer kicked into the flying vehicle and struck a suspect and killed them. The other suspects continued to fly and in some way left the vehicle.
The second suspect was later arrested in the area, Keller said. He explained that all suspects in the incident were reported.
“Right now, it’s a massive crime scene we’re investigating,” said Keller.
Keller stated that three crime scenes were poured over by investigators. One was the seat of the robbery, the other was where a vehicle was located after a suspicious flight and the third was where the second suspect was located at K-9 units.
“An officer is in the hospital and fights for his life,” says Keller, becomes emotional.
Officer or suspected death identity was not released at the time of the police. [1
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