Suspected fugitive, police dog killed in Salt Lake City
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A suspected parole fugitive was shot and killed by law enforcement officers trying to arrest him on Friday and a police dog was also killed during the operation, authorities said.
The U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Apprehension Strike team used surveillance to locate the man, whose name has not been released, in a downtown apartment, according to Brandon Holt, chief deputy of the U.S. Marshals Service in Utah, KSL-TV reported.
Team members tried to arrest him when he came out of an apartment but he fled, he said. The team members, who were from multiple agencies, chased him and shot him after he showed a weapon, Holt said. No law enforcement officers were injured.
The dog killed was named Hondo and worked with Herriman City police.
“Our thoughts are with Herriman PD and particularly with the K9 handler and his family who lost their beloved partner and friend," the Unified Police Department's Taylorsville precinct said in a Facebook post.