Published: Tue, April 10, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Suspect killed in West Valley City police shooting identified

Suspect killed in West Valley City police shooting identified

According to a Danville Police Department news release, at 1:02 a.m. officers responded to the 2300 block of North Main Street for a report of a domestic assault in the parking lot of a commercial business.

The 39-year-old was forced to resign in 2008 after police said he assaulted a 14-year-old neighbor by forcing his tongue into her mouth.

Police say upon arrival to the residence, physical evidence supported the woman's claims that she had been assaulted, which gave them probable cause to arrest the male individual. He got into a vehicle and drove into a nearby wooded area.

While investigating the incident, officers determined that an armed suspect standing near the intersection of Hinman and Seventh fired multiple shots at an occupied vehicle before fleeing to a white SUV that was parked just east of the intersection. When the man turned on the officers "in a threatening manner, ' they shot at him".

A city man faces charges after police said he fractured a woman's jaw during an argument.

Police called for rescue and the man was later pronounced dead at Sovah Health in Danville.

The officer who fired his weapon had been an officer with the West Valley City Police Department for two years and was assigned to the department's patrol unit.

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