Man killed, police officer injured in South Salt Lake shootout

Officer has been treated at a hospital and released.

(South Salt Lake Police Department) A man was killed and an officer was wounded in a shootout in South Salt Lake late Monday, Sept. 26, 2022.

A shootout between an armed man and two South Salt Lake police officers left the man dead and one of the officers injured late Monday.

According to South Salt Lake police, shortly before midnight, police initially received a report of a man with a gun in the area of 400 E. Robert Avenue (2440 South).

When two officers arrived and approached the man — identified Wednesday as Jebb Muir, 44 — “an exchange of gunfire occurred,” according to a Facebook post by South Salt Lake police.

Muir was pronounced dead at the scene. The wounded officer was treated at a hospital and released Tuesday morning. The second officer was not injured.

Police did not specify what led to the shooting, if both officers fired their guns or how many shots were fired.

The two police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave, and the shooting is being investigated by the Salt Lake City Police Department.

Monday’s shooting marked the 14th police shooting in Utah so far this year, according to a database maintained by The Salt Lake Tribune.