Springville police shoot and kill a man who shot at officers

The shooting happened at the scene of a car crash.

Springville police shot and killed a man who they say opened fire at officers early Sunday.

At 4:57 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to reports of rapid gunshots in the area of 1500 West and 150 North, police said in a news release. While police were searching for the source of the gunshots, one of the officers came upon a car crash at 1200 West and 1000 North.

When the officer stopped and got out of his vehicle to check on the people inside the crashed car, a man inside opened fire on him, the release stated.

Two officers exchanged gunfire with the man, during which one officer was shot in the leg, according to the release. Officers from the Utah County Sheriff’s Office and Spanish Fork and Mapleton police departments responded to the scene to assist.

Police shot the man, and officers saw him fall to the ground, officials said. It is not immediately known how many rounds were fired.

When officers approached the car and saw that the man wasn’t moving, they “secured” him and provided medical aid, the release said.

Springville Fire/EMS also performed first aid when they arrived at the scene, but the man was pronounced dead, officials said. No further details have been provided about the man.

The officer who was shot was transported to a hospital. The second officer wasn’t injured. The shooting is being investigated by the Utah County Officer Involved Critical Incident Team.

The shooting marked the sixth police shooting in Utah so far this year, according to a database maintained by The Salt Lake Tribune. On Friday, Taylorsville police shot a 35-year-old man who was reported to be suicidal at a Taylorsville home.