KEARNS — A Taylorsville police officer fired shots at an outstanding warrant suspect in Kearns Thursday evening, but investigators say the man pulled out a gun first.
Unified Police Lt. Justin Hoyal said that around 5:20 pm a Taylorsville police officer working with the Joint Criminal Apprehension Team near 2900 West and West Sams Boulevard recognized Bryan Manseau, 35, walking down the street. The officer knew Manseau to have outstanding warrants for possession of a controlled substance.
The police officer attempted to arrest Manseau, who fled on foot. During the pursuit, Manseau produced a firearm. The officer told the him to drop his weapon and when he did not, the officer opened fire, Hoyal said.
The suspect, who was not hit by the gunfire, continued to flee, and the officer requested help.
"Several officers converged on this area, and the suspect was ultimately caught and taken into custody," Hoyal said.
Manseau was booked into the Salt Lake County Jail on his outstanding warrants, as well as charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, failure to stop at the command of a police officer, and possession of a firearm by a restricted person.
Officials said the officer will be placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into the incident by the Unified Police Department, Taylorsville Police Department, United State's Marshall's Office and Salt Lake District Attorney's Office.