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Sandy police shoot man after he crashed into a motorcyclist

Both the suspect and the motorcyclist are hospitalized.

(Sandy City Police Department) Sandy police shot and wounded a man after he fled from them and crashed into a motorcyclist.

Sandy police shot and wounded a man on Thursday afternoon, after the suspect fled from them and crashed into a motorcyclist.

According to police, they were following a stolen car at about noon when — although the police car did not activate its lights or siren — the driver accelerated. With police in pursuit, the suspect struck a motorcyclist near 9000 South and Monroe Street, just east of Interstate 15.

The suspect continued driving, stopping on a dead end street a few blocks away, police said. At some point, an officer shot and wounded the suspect.

Police did not say if the suspect was armed or if he fired any shots. No police officers were injured. The officer who shot the suspect has been placed on paid leave while the shooting is investigated.

Both the motorcyclist and the suspect were taken to hospitals to be treated for their injuries. Police did not say what their condition was.

According to a database maintained by The Salt Lake Tribune, it was the 23rd police shooting in Utah this year, and the second in a matter of hours.