WASATCH COUNTY, Utah — A man is dead following an officer involved shooting this morning in Wasatch County.
According to a statement from the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office, a Summit County Sheriff’s Office deputy observed a vehicle registered to a man with an active no bail warrant for his arrest in the Kamas area at approximately 12:30 a.m.
The deputy was informed that the Wasatch County sheriff’s office was actively trying to locate the man to arrest him on a felony warrant. The deputy then attempted a traffic stop which the driver evaded, leading to a chase that ended in a crash on Bench Creek Road in Wasatch County.
After the crash, the man allegedly exited the vehicle and came toward the deputy with what the WCSO statement described as “a large blunt object.” The deputy then shot the man and immediately began to perform lifesaving measures until emergency medical services arrived, but the man ultimately died on the scene.
The deputy involved in the incident was not physically injured, and has been put on a routine paid administrative leave.
The man has not been identified at this time. The warrant for his arrest was for a probation violation, as he had previously been convicted of causing damage to the power supply of communication infrastructure that serves parts of Summit and Wasatch Counties.
An active investigation into the incident is being led by the Utah Attorney General’s Office. This is an ongoing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.