Salt Lake City police identify man shot and killed by officers Saturday

Salt Lake City police have released the name of a man whom officers shot and killed early Saturday morning, after responding to a call involving threats with a gun.

Bernardo Palacios Carbajal, 22, of Salt Lake City, was killed in the shooting, at about 2 a.m. Saturday near 900 South and 300 West, Salt Lake City police announced.

According to a report Saturday by FOX 13, officers tracked down Palacios Carbajal to the area. The man fled a short distance before police confronted him, then shots were fired.

Palacios Carbajal died at the scene. No officers were injured.

Police said footage from the officers’ body cameras is expected to be released within 10 business days of the shooting.

According to court records, Palacios Carbajal was arrested in July 2018, accused of pulling a gun on a man and stealing another gun, which the man though he was selling to Palacios Carbajal after arranging to meet via Facebook.

Palacios Carbajal pleaded guilty last August to a count of robbery, a second-degree felony. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and four years’ probation, which he was serving at the time of his death.

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