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Police identify 17-year-old killed in West Jordan shooting that also injured officer

By Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com | Updated - Aug. 4, 2020 at 3:58 p.m. | Posted - Aug. 4, 2020 at 1:43 p.m.



WEST JORDAN — Police on Tuesday identified a teenager who was shot and killed in a shooting with police officers Sunday, in which an officer was also injured.

Cyrus D. Carpenter, 17, was killed about 8 p.m. Sunday near 2160 W. 7680 South in West Jordan.

Officers responded to the area Sunday on a report of a stolen truck. When they pulled over the truck, several of the occupants did not want to get out.

When one of the occupants finally got out, officers exchanged gunfire with Carpenter, who was still inside the truck, according to West Jordan Police Sgt. J.C. Holt.

Carpenter was killed during the incident. An officer was shot in the shoulder, but he was released from the hospital Tuesday and is recovering at home, police said. The officer has not been identified.

Carpenter was the only person from the truck who fired shots, Holt said. Two officers were involved in the incident, but Holt declined to say if one or both of them fired rounds because the shooting is still being investigated.

Neither officer who was involved was wearing a body camera, but there is dash camera footage of the shooting which will be made available at some point, Holt said. An officer-involved critical incident protocol team led by the Salt Lake City Police Department will be investigating the shooting, he added.

The officer who was shot is 26 and has been with West Jordan police for about 14 months, according to Holt. Both officers involved have been placed on leave while the investigation takes place.

Two people who were in the truck were taken into custody on Sunday evening, but they have not been identified because they are minors, Holt said. They were both questioned and have since been released.

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