Provo police: Officers fatally shoot man who fired at them


PROVO, Utah (AP) — Officers fatally shot a 48-year-old man who fired a gun at them Tuesday night as they tried to contact him in his parked car, police said.

Officers tried to pull the car over earlier but the driver sped away, Provo police Sgt. Nick Dupaix said. Officers did not chase the car but found it parked in west Provo just before 10 p.m., KSL-TV reported.

According to police, officers tried to make contact with the driver, who fired at them. Officers then fired back and hit the man, who was the only person inside, Dupaix said. The man was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead about an hour later. His name has not been released.

The shooting is being investigated by the Utah County Officer-Involved Critical Incident Team.

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