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Man Fatally Shot by Police

Man Fatally Shot by Police



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Ashley Hayes ReportingThere were some tense moments for customers of a convenience store this morning as shots were fired just outside the doors. The shooting happened at a West Valley 7-Eleven store, and one man is dead.

Police shot and killed a man inside his car. It happened during the morning rush. No customers were hurt, but about a dozen people were inside at the time of the shooting.

Javier Casillias said, "We just heard shots, and that's about it."

Man Fatally Shot by Police

Police haven't released the man's name. The only information they have released is that he was a white and in his 20s. The car he was in had California plates.

Police responded to a call about a suspicious man in the 7-Eleven parking lot. Apparently, the car had been there for several hours. A West Valley City Police officer approached the car to check on the driver.

Police say the driver was unclear and uncooperative about identifying himself. West Valley City Police Department Capt. Steve Sandquist said, "As the assisting officer arrives during the contact, the suspect has a weapon, our officers perceived a threat, and at least one of the officers fired."

Man Fatally Shot by Police

Police are not saying if both officers ended up firing at the driver, but a witness told KSL he heard at least seven shots.

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