At around 4 a.m. Tuesday morning, a 35-year-old man in Roy, Utah called a suicide hotline looking for help. A SWAT team responded to the man's home, and after a seven-hour standoff in his garage, an officer shot and killed him.
It's unclear what sparked the shooting. Detective Matt Gwynn of the Roy Police Department told the Standard-Examiner that he was unsure whether the victim fired a shot, or how many shots were fired. "At some point those negotiations failed and unfortunately the SWAT team was involved in a shooting, and the subject is now deceased," he said.
The Roy Police Department SWAT team was assisted by the Ogden Metro SWAT team in the negotiations. Gwynn told the Standard-Examiner that one of the officers involved with the shooting was Roy PD, but he was unsure of the jurisdictions of the others. All of the officers who fired their weapons have reportedly been placed on administrative leave.
Ron Smith, a neighbor, said he heard five to six shots and saw an officer running toward the home at around 11 a.m.:
"It seem like there was one shot, and then a pause, and then four or five shots after that, that were very rapid," Smith said. "The pause after the first shot was really brief. After that I went inside and shut the door."
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