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Man shot during standoff in Riverton

By Pat Reavy | Posted - Feb. 16, 2011 at 11:22 a.m.


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RIVERTON -- A man shot during a standoff with police remained hospitalized Wednesday in serious but stable condition.

Unified Police officers were called just before 11 p.m. Tuesday to a home near 11800 South and 2500 West on a report of a suicidal 32-year-old man who wanted police to shoot him, said UPD Lt. Justin Hoyal.

The call to police came from inside the house but it was not immediately clear Wednesday who made the call.

As police arrived, the man fired several shots at officers.

"He fired several different series of shots," Hoyal said.

Nearby residents were alerted to stay in their basements and a reverse 911 call was made to homes in the area to notify them of the situation.

During the man's last series of shots at officers, two officers returned fire. Officers entered the home and found David Sollis had been shot in the chest. It was unknown Wednesday if Sollis was shot by police or if his wounds were self-inflicted.

A 13-year-old girl hid in the basement for her protection the entire time. She is a sibling of the gunman, Hoyal said. Police were aware of her presence in the house and were working on a plan to get her out when the final exchange of gunfire happened, he said.

Two officers have been placed on standard paid administrative leave pending an investigation.

E-mail: preavy@desnews.com

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