A Spring City man was hospitalized after he was shot by police — after police say he shot at them first.
According to the Sanpete County Sheriff's Department, they received a call about 5:30 p.m. on Monday that a man had fired a gun at the caller. When police arrived at 379 N. Main Street and spoke with the 53-year-old man inside, he was “uncooperative” and “refused to exit the residence.”
Sanpete County officers called in the Utah County Metro SWAT team, and efforts continued to convince the man to leave his home. When the man eventually came outside at about 1 a.m. Tuesday, he fired at officers, according to police, and was wounded when officers returned fire.
The man was transported to the Sanpete Valley Hospital in Mount Pleasant and then flown by helicopter to a Salt Lake area hospital. He is reported to be in stable condition.
The investigation into the incident is continuing.