Police shoot, kill person suspected of kidnapping teen in Millcreek

Authorities have released few details about the fatal shooting.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) A Unified police patrol car. Unified police are investigating an alleged kidnapping of a 15-year-old that ended in a fatal police shooting.

Unified police shot and killed a person after responding to a reported kidnapping and hostage situation Monday evening in Millcreek.

Police have released few details about the fatal shooting. The initial hostage situation was reportedly unfolding at a home near 3500 South and 2300 East at about 10 p.m. Monday and involved a 15-year-old victim, police said.

Responding officers entered the home, where they encountered the alleged kidnapper, who was armed, police said.

At some point, police fired “a shot” at the person, who died, police said. A firearm was found at the scene, they added. But police provided no other details about the circumstances leading up to the person’s death, including whether or not the person killed fired any shots at police.

Police have also not released the name, age or gender of the person killed, nor have they released any further details about the reported kidnapping and hostage situation.

It’s unclear if the teen and the person killed were known to each other. It’s also unclear if the teen was harmed; no information about the teen’s condition was released.

The shooting is under investigation by an “Officer-Involved Critical Incident” team from the West Valley City Police Department.

According to a database maintained by The Salt Lake Tribune, this was the ninth police shooting in Utah so far this year.