Sheriff's deputy killed in Utah, suspect wounded

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Authorities say the suspect in the killing of a Utah deputy and the wounding of another was critically wounded before being arrested.

Utah County Sheriff Jim Tracy says the shootings occurred Thursday after a man with a rifle opened fire along a highway and then clashed with officers during a 50-mile chase that ended with the suspect being wounded and arrested.

Tracy declined to identify the suspect but said he had a significant criminal history. The suspect was critically wounded in the gunfight. His condition was unknown.

Utah County Sheriff's Sgt. Spencer Cannon said later that a second person had been arrested in connection to the shooting, but he declined to provide any details, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.


Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
WYMT CONTACT INFO 199 Black Gold Blvd. Hazard, KY 41701 606-436-5757 - switchboard 606-439-9968 - newsroom
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 242928381 - wkyt.com/a?a=242928381
Gray Television, Inc.