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January 13, 2023


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SLCPD Activates Officer-Involved-Critical-Incident Protocol

SALT LAKE CITY — Today, the Salt Lake City Police Department (SLCPD) activated the Officer-Involved-Critical-Incident (OICI) protocol following a pursuit and police shooting.

Statements in this release are based on a preliminary review of limited information available at the time of writing. A thorough investigation is being conducted by an outside agency, pursuant to the OICI protocol. Additionally, the SLCPD Internal Affairs Unit will conduct a separate investigation.

“I am thankful our officers are safe and were not harmed,” said Chief Mike Brown. “This appears to have been a very dangerous incident involving a person wanted for a violent felony.”

This investigation started at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Friday January 13, 2023, when Salt Lake City Police located a car with at least one person inside with felony warrants around 1300 West Arapahoe Avenue.

Officers and detectives with the Salt Lake City Police Department attempted to stop the car but the driver refused to pull over and officers initiated a pursuit.

Additional details about the pursuit cannot be released at this time.

The driver crashed into a parked car near the area of 500 North Star Crest Drive and immediately ran from the scene toward a home.

During the incident, three SLCPD officers fired shots.

Medical aid was provided on scene to the suspect. Salt Lake City Fire Department paramedics and Gold Cross took the suspect to the hospital in critical condition.

The suspect’s age and identity are not being released at this time. There does not appear to be anyone else outstanding associated to this incident.

The three officers who fired their weapons will be placed on paid administrative leave, which is a standard procedure.

OICI Protocol Team Four is leading this investigation.

The SLCPD Public Relations Unit responded to the scene and provided the community with regular updates.

Currently, there is no other information available for release.