Man shot by Utah deputies after home invasion was on parole

The 36-year-old survived and has since been booked back into the Utah State Prison.

The Cache County Sheriff’s Office this week identified a man whom deputies shot Tuesday after he allegedly broke into a house with a gun and stole the homeowner’s car.

The man, 36-year-old Isaac Washakie, was on parole from the Utah State Prison at the time. He was hospitalized after the shooting and has since been released and booked back into the prison in Draper, according to a news release.

The sheriff’s office said that Washakie broke into someone’s home in Wellsville and demanded the homeowner’s van keys. He allegedly left the house in the vehicle before deputies caught up with him. They tried to pull him over, but Washakie fled, authorities said.

The deputies chased Washakie in a “high speed pursuit” about 9 miles northeast to Nibley, then about 7 miles south into Paradise, where the chase ended in deputies firing at Washakie, according to the news release. Those two deputies who opened fire are on paid administrative leave as the Northern Utah Critical Incident team investigates their actions.

The sheriff’s office hasn’t released any information about why the deputies opened fire, including more details about the moments leading up to the police shooting.

The news release said deputies also are investigating Washakie on suspicion of aggravated burglary.

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