Utah officers shoot, wound woman in Iron County

Police were responding to reports of a suspicious person with a gun.

Authorities in Iron County on Sunday shot and wounded a woman, law enforcement said in a news release.

At about 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Iron County sheriff’s deputies and Enoch City police responded to a location near the Three Peaks recreation area on a report of a suspicious person with a gun.

At about 4500 West and 4800 North, northwest of Cedar City, officers found a woman sitting in a vehicle and told her to exit the car. She was “noncompliant” with their commands, the release states.

At some point during officers’ interactions with the woman, they shot her, the release states. Despite initial reports, it’s unclear if the woman was in fact armed, and if so, whether she threatened officers with the weapon.

The officers treated her at the scene before she was life-flighted to a hospital, authorities said.

The Iron, Garfield, Beaver Critical Incident Task Force responded to the scene and is investigating the shooting.

No further details regarding the woman or her condition were available Monday morning.

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

The second police shooting in Utah this year happened early Jan. 13 in Salt Lake City. Police shot the driver of a car, who ran from police after a vehicle pursuit. He was taken to a hospital, where he later died.