A man was shot and injured by police officers in Syracuse, Utah, on Thursday after officials in the area received a call informing them about an armed person being involved in a domestic dispute. The man was later airlifted to a nearby hospital after he was injured in gunfire.
Police responded to the call from a house near 3000 West and 2100 South, at about 7 p.m., local time, Thursday. Erin Behm, an official at Syracuse Police Department, reportedly said that a heated argument had occurred between a man and his girlfriend. “The call was a man with a gun, the officers arrived and were fired upon immediately,” Behm said, according to Fox 13 Salt Lake City, adding: “The officers fired back, and no officers were injured. The suspect was flown by helicopter to a local hospital.”
The incident is the second officer-involved shooting to occur in Utah on Thursday, after a 42-year-old man, who allegedly attacked a police officer with a shovel, was shot and killed at around 4 p.m., local time.
Behm said it was not clear how many police officers fired at the man during the encounter, adding that there were no witnesses to the shooting so far, according to Fox 13 Salt Lake City.
There were no updates so far on the injured person’s condition, ABC 4 Utah reported, adding that no police officers were injured during the shooting.