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Suspect who fired shots at SWAT standoff in Taylorsville taken into custody

By Cami Mondeaux and Ryan Meeks, KSL NewsRadio | Posted - Apr. 18, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

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TAYLORSVILLE — Police say they arrested a suspect who reportedly fired shots at officers during a SWAT standoff around 10 p.m. Saturday night, after an hours-long standoff.

It happened near 3500 West and 5500 South in Taylorsville.

Taylorsville SWAT standoff

When law enforcement arrived at the scene of a domestic dispute between a father and his son, they say they found the father wounded and got him safely to a hospital.

According to Unified police, after the son barricaded himself inside the house, they activated a SWAT team. Investigators confirmed that the suspect did fire shots multiple times at the SWAT team. Fortunately, no one was hit.

Law enforcement told neighbors in the Taylorsville neighborhood to shelter in place while the SWAT team dealt with the situation.

SWAT officers safely took the suspect into custody after using negotiation tactics and then resorting to the use of tear gas.

Police did not immediately release the identity of the father and son involved.

This story has been updated. The original version follows.

Unified Police Department report officers are on the scene of a barricaded suspect who has fired shots at SWAT officers in Taylorsville. Officials report officers arrived at the scene in the area of 3500 West and 5500 South in response to a domestic violence report Saturday.

Officials report the domestic dispute occurred between a father and son, with the father leaving the scene earlier. They suspect the son has barricaded himself inside the house and is the one who fired at SWAT officers.

Police offered no further details at this time.

Reporters standing a distance away from the scene reported hearing the officers fire tear gas into the home, strong enough to make their eyes water.

Cami Mondeaux
    Ryan Meeks


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