Road-rage incident leads to officer-involved shooting

Road-rage incident leads to officer-involved shooting

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MURRAY -- An officer-involved shooting sent a Midvale man to the hospital Tuesday night. The incident actually began with a road-rage call earlier in the day.

Police say a man contacted them Tuesday afternoon to report a road rage incident. The man gave the officers a license plate number, and they tracked the plate down to a home near 500 East and 5900 South in Murray.

As officers pulled up to the residence, 36-year-old Eric Thatcher came out the front door wielding two rifles. Police say he made an aggressive move, and the officers fired at him.

Thatcher was hit at least once, but did not sustain life-threatening injuries. He was transported to a nearby hospital.

Murray police are investigating the incident but have not said if charges will be filed.

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