TWO Salt Lake County deputies are in hospital after both being shot in the head during an exchange of gun fire outside of the sheriff’s depar
TWO Salt Lake County deputies are in hospital after both being shot in the head during an exchange of gun fire outside of the sheriff’s department on Saturday morning.
An unidentified gunman opened fire at the officers in the parking lot of the police station at around 10:29am local time and was shot dead at the scene.
The shootout occurred in the parking lot of the police station, and the unidentified suspect was shot and killed at the scene[/caption]
It’s currently unclear what led to the shots being fired and police say a motive is unclear at this time.
The two officers who fired back at the suspect have both been taken to hospital.
One of the officers is in a critical condition after being shot in the eye.
The second officer was shot in the face, though is said to be stable.
Both of the officers were part of the campus security team that patrols the area around the station, Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera said.
“These types of incidents are really devastating for the department,” Rivera told local media. “We hope and we pray that our deputies will be OK.”
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