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West Jordan police officer shoots man

Police were responding to a report of domestic violence.

A West Jordan police officer responding to a report of domestic violence shot and wounded a 36-year-old man Sunday night.

The West Jordan Police Department on Monday afternoon identified the man shot as Pedro Cortes-Villalon. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition, according to police.

West Jordan officers initially responded at about 9 p.m. to a domestic violence call at a home near 8400 South and 4000 West. Police said officers at the scene were confronted with a man with a gun. The man has since been identified as Cortes-Villalon.

An officer shot Cortes-Villalon at least once. Police said a firearm was recovered from the scene.

No further details about the shooting were released Monday. The officer has been placed on leave while the shooting is investigated.

This marked the 25th police shooting in Utah this year, according to a Salt Lake Tribune database.

On Monday afternoon, an Ogden police officer shot and wounded a man while responding to a “weapons disturbance,” police there said. It marked the 26th police shooting in Utah this year.

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