Man shot during police welfare check

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 29, 2015 at 9:01 a.m.



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SPANISH FORK, Utah (AP) — Police shot and killed a man in Spanish Fork after they say he pulled a gun on them during a welfare check.

KSL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1Ep1A5H ) that the family of 28-year-old William Evans asked police to check on him after he posted suicidal content on Facebook.

Spanish Fork police Lt. Matt Johnson says a family member told police the man might have a handgun and could be under the influence of drugs.

Johnson says officers later discovered that Evans had taken heroin and made comments about how he was going to be in a shoot-out with police.

He says the officer involved is Senior Patrol Officer Lance Rudd. Officials are reviewing body camera footage of the incident.

Police aren't sure yet if Evans fired any shots. No officers were injured.

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