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Grantsville police shoot and kill suspect in child crimes investigation

KUTV Salt Lake City logo KUTV Salt Lake City 8/26/2021 Jeremy Harris, KUTV
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(KUTV) – Grantsville, Utah police confirm that the person who was shot by an officer Wednesday afternoon has died.

The shooting happened after a pursuit that ended on State Route 112 between Tooele City and Erda just after 6 p.m.

“Grantsville officers identified a suspect in an active Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) case. Officers attempted a traffic stop. After a brief pursuit, the suspect stopped. Once the vehicle stopped, the suspect charged the officers with a knife,” Grantsville Police Department wrote in a press release Wednesday night.

One officer fired at the suspect, killing him.

The State Bureau of Investigation is now investigating the incident along with the Tooele County Attorney’s Office.

The suspect’s identity has not been released.


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