Sam Penrod reporting For the second time in less than a week, a man is shot and killed by police officers. This time it happened in Orem.
It all happened last night when police say the man pointed a gun at the officers.
Police say they were forced to shoot the man, who had a gun and pointed it at officers after refusing to put the gun down.
The man was shot just before ten last night. He was taken to the University of Utah hospital in Salt Lake where he died over night.
Police are identifying the suspect who was killed as 52- year old Carnell Roy Harriell, who lived just a couple of houses away from where he was shot, near 506 N. 1025 West in Orem.
Police were called to the neighborhood last night with the report of a man with a gun. The man had apparently fired the gun inside his house.
When police arrived they found the suspect a couple of houses away, hiding in a dark area behind a garage.
The man had apparently been drinking heavily according to police.
Two officers confronted the man who refused to cooperate, and when the man pointed a cocked handgun at the officers, one of them fired one shot with a shotgun.
Police say that the suspect had a long criminal history, mostly offenses involving alcohol.
The three Orem police officers who were involved in the shooting last night are on leave with pay while an investigation is conducted to determine if they were justified in using deadly force. That investigation will be handled by the Utah County attorney and police officers from other cities besides Orem.