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Watch Log: Thursday, March 27, 2014

Corrected information in red – related to officer wounds

Watch Command Log Reporting Period:
6 a.m. Thursday, March 27, 2014 – 6 a.m. Friday, March 28, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY — Each day Salt Lake City Police Department receives hundreds of calls for service, not all of which result in a report or arrest. Compiled by Watch Commanders in the field, the Watch Log is a summary of events they felt stood out in the last 24-hour period. Items contained herein are based on information available at the time of its release and should not be interpreted as an admission or finding of guilt. Arrest information may differ from formal charges filed by the prosecuting agency. To see a list of completed calls for service in the last 48 hours, please visit slcpd.com/policecallsforservice.

2:00 p.m.
Human bones update
501 N. 200 W.
14-48978

The medical examiner has confirmed that bones found Wednesday, March 26, 2014, http://slcpd.com/watch-log-wednesday-march-26-2014  are that of a Native American, dating as far back as 1,000 years.

2:16 a.m.
Officer involved shooting
81 W. 300 S.
14-49811

Two officers responded to investigate a suspicious vehicle at 300 S. West Temple. While interviewing the two male occupants, the passenger, Christopher Leo Knight (9/16/79), a California resident, gave misleading statements. The officers wanted to question Knight further and had him exit the vehicle. As Knight exited the vehicle, he opened fire, wounding both officers. The senior officer, a veteran of nine years, was shot in the arm. The other officer, who has worked for SLCPD for 18 months, was hit in the leg.  Both were transported to a local hospital and remain in stable condition. At least one of the officers returned fire, killing Knight. The driver was taken to the Public Safety Building and interviewed.  Investigators have determined that he was found not involved in the shooting and was released. Investigation ongoing.

Contact: Reporters seeking comment should contact the Public Information Officer at 801.799.NEWS (6397). 

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