A man was killed by West Jordan police officers on Sunday night in a shootout that left a police officer with a bullet in his shoulder.
Police caught up with the truck near 2400 West and 7700 South. For a while, the people in the truck refused to get out. Eventually, one person did, and exchanged gunfire with officers.
One officer was shot in the upper shoulder, “just above where our ballistic vests go,” Holt told FOX 13. The officer was still hospitalized Monday, Holt said on Twitter, and is expected to recover from the injury, which is not life-threatening. “He’s up and walking around, and in good spirits,” Holt told The Salt Lake Tribune on Monday.
Others in the pickup truck — Holt could not say how many — were arrested.
Following protocol in cases when an officer shoots someone, another police department will handle the investigation. Salt Lake City police is leading the investigation, Holt said Monday.