Man shot by police in Holladay has died

A 39-year-old man shot by police over the weekend has died, Unified police announced Wednesday.

The man, identified as Matthew Hilbelink, was taken to the hospital after the Saturday shooting and reported to be in critical condition.

The shooting happened after officers were called to a parking garage near 3210 E. 6200 South on a report of a suicidal person with a gun.

“Officers negotiated with the man for approximately 30 minutes. At 1:13 p.m., an officer-involved shooting occurred,” according to a statement released after the shooting. Police confirmed Hilbelink had a gun.

The release offered no other details about what happened, and police didn’t give additional information Wednesday.

Hilbelink’s shooting was one of two on Saturday, when the total number of police shootings in the state — 16, so far — surpassed last year’s total.

The other person fatally shot Saturday was 21-year-old Aaron Michael Griffin, of Plain City.

He was killed after an officer pulled over a car for an alleged traffic violation. The officer talked to two men briefly before they drove away. The officer chased the car, but decided to pull back, according to a news release from the Roy City Police Department.

The news release said that not long after, the officers found the car in a field near 2640 N. 1700 West in Clinton. As they got closer to the car, police say at least one of the suspects started shooting. Bullets struck a police car and Mik, a police dog.

Officers returned fire, according to the release, killing Griffin. The news release does not say if the second man was injured. He was taken into custody and booked into jail on an arrest warrant for a parole violation.

The police dog had surgery and is expected to recover.

Roy police said both the offices of the Weber and Davis county attorneys are investigating.

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