SALT LAKE CITY — Two men were shot and killed by police in separate incidents Friday night in Salt Lake City and Ogden.
One man died following an officer-involved shooting around 8 p.m. at 800 N. Sir Michael Drive (1955 West) in Salt Lake City. Police said "at least one officer" fired at the man. He was transported to a hospital in critical condition and later died from his injuries.
No other details about the fatal shooting were released. The West Valley City Police Department will investigate the shooting.
In Ogden police were called to a Walmart at 1959 Wall Avenue on the report of a man acting violently. An officer arrived and stopped the man, who was leaving the parking lot in a vehicle, according to a news release from Ogden police.Comment on this story
While the officer was talking to the man, the man "sped away and crashed the vehicle," police said. He then ran from the crash. Officers pursued and the man "turned aggressively towards the officers with a weapon.
"The officers tried to use intermediate force, but it was unsuccessful. Two of the officers fired their guns killing suspect," the release states. No police officers were injured.
The Weber County Attorney's Office will investigate the shooting. The man's name was not immediately released but police described him as white and in his late 30s.