Fugitive, K9 officer killed in police shooting

Federal marshals shot and killed a wanted man late Thursday in Salt Lake City.

A police dog also was killed in the encounter, though it’s not clear how the dog was shot, FOX 13 reported.

The U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Apprehension Strike Team had tracked the man to an apartment near 500 East and 300 South when he came out of the apartment and pulled out a gun, said Chief Deputy Brandon Holt of the Utah District of the marshals service.

“The subject fled, was subsequently chased by task force officers and U.S. Marshals. He subsequently appears, brandished a weapon and was shot by task force officers,” Holt told FOX 13. “The fugitive we were chasing was deceased. No injuries to officers at this time.”

A Herriman City Police dog named Hondo was wounded by gunfire and taken to an animal hospital, where it died, Holt said. A woman with ties to the case also was arrested.

As of Friday morning, federal marshals had not identified the man or the crimes he was suspected of.

The Tribune will update this developing story.

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