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Man Shot Following Stand-off

Man Shot Following Stand-off



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(KSL News) A man was shot by a Salt Lake County deputy after a nearly four-hour stand-off in Riverton.

It began last night when witnesses called 911 to report a driver jumped the curb and almost hit a pedestrian. Witnesses followed the man to his house.

The 49-year old man, identified as David Nystrom, fired a shot into the ground before a SWAT team showed up. His son wrestled the gun away, and Nystrom ran inside.

SWAT teams tried to talk him out of the house. When Nystrom came out with another gun, police confronted him again.

Lt. Paul Jaroscak, with the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, said, "A taser was used, and that was used successfully. However, as they were trying to get him into custody, he attempted to arm himself again, and one of our officers fired one shot, struck him in the chest."

Nystrom was flown to the hospital and remains in serious condition. Authorities say the deputy could be placed on administrative leave.

An investigation is underway. Authorities are not sure if any charges will be filed.

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