Taylorsville police shoot man reported to be suicidal

The 35-year-old man was taken to the hospital in critical condition, authorities said.

Taylorsville police officers shot a 35-year-old man who was reported to be suicidal at a Taylorsville home Friday night.

Officers responded to a residence at 11 p.m. Friday near 4400 South 2200 West on a report of a man with self-inflicted injuries. The homeowner placed the call to authorities, police said in a news release, and officers were told that the suicidal man suffered from a post-traumatic stress disorder and possibly schizophrenia.

Police were confronted by the man upon arrival at the residence, and at some point, the man threatened police with scissors and a “large, bowie-type knife.” Officers responded with a “number of less-lethal tools,” including stun guns and 40-millimeter rounds, before firing their weapons, a spokesperson said Saturday.

Two officers shot their weapons, officials said, but it is not immediately known how many rounds were fired or what specifically occurred prior to the officers firing their weapons. Three other officers were also on the scene at the time.

The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition and was later identified as Alex Boren, a friend of the homeowner. Officials said Monday that the Boren’s condition was updated to stable and that he is expected to survive.

The homeowner and Boren were the only two at the home at the time of the incident, according to authorities.

Officers from Salt Lake County’s “officer-involved critical incident” task force are investigating the shooting.

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