The person who shot and injured a West Jordan police officer Sunday night, who was then shot and killed by police, has been identified as a 17-year-old boy.
West Jordan police released the name of Cyrus D. Carpenter as the person who died Sunday, after a shootout that left an officer with a bullet in his shoulder.
Police said a resident was following a stolen pickup truck, which belonged to one of the resident’s relatives, and called police about 8 p.m. Sunday.
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, Carpenter did, and exchanged gunfire with officers. He died in the shootout.
One officer was shot in the upper shoulder, and was hospitalized. The officer was released from the hospital Tuesday, and “is resting at home,” Holt said Tuesday on the department’s Twitter feed.
Two other juveniles in the pickup truck were arrested, Holt said. Their names are not being released because of their age.
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.
Sunday’s shooting was the first of two police shootings in the Salt Lake Valley in a 36-hour period. A Unified Police officer shot and killed a man after a foot chase in Kearns early Tuesday morning.