Utah police officer shot, killed south of Salt Lake City

Published 01-06-2019

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OREM, Utah (AP) - A Provo police officer was shot and killed while trying to apprehend a fugitive south of Salt Lake City.

Provo police Det. Nick Dupaix says the officer died at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center from injuries he suffered in the shooting about 10 p.m. Saturday in Orem just north of Provo.

The suspect was wounded in the shooting and was being treated Sunday at the same hospital.

Dupaix says the officer was assisting Orem officers in the arrest of the suspect in a retail store parking lot but no other details have been released.

The name of the officer killed was expected to be released at a news conference Sunday afternoon.

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