connectVideoPolice officer shot in the line of duty in Utah
The officer was killed while trying to arrest a suspect outside of a store.
A police officer in Utah was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a fugitive Saturday night, officials said.
Provo Police told FOX13 the incident happened just before 10 a.m. when the officers received a tip about the whereabouts of a fugitive.
When officers tried to arrest the suspect near a Bed Bath & Beyond store in Orem, Provo police officer and the suspect were shot.
Additional details about what led up to the shooting, which took place about 45 miles south of Salt Lake City, were not yet made public.
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The officer went to the hospital in critical condition and later died, Provo Police Sgt. Nisha King told FOX13.
The suspect was transferred to the same hospital where the officer died, and was treated for minor injuries.
Provo Police Detective Nick Dupaix told the Salt Lake Tribune of the deceased officer is assigned to patrol and assisted in the effort to understand a wild refugee.
The police have not released the names of those involved and said that there is no threat to the public at this time.
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Provo Police said authorities will identify the cases officer, and additional information about the fatal shootings during a news conference at 4 p.m. and Sunday.
The Salt Lake City Police Department, was one of the first condolences for the fallen officer.
“We are #Heartbroken to hear about the loss of another Hero,” the department said on Twitter. “The officers of the @ProvoPolice, we will never forget the sacrifice of your officer made to keep @provocity and the state of Utah a safer. #NeverForget”