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33-year-old Dylan Murphy shot and killed by a police officer in Sandy

Police did not divulge whether the man in this incident was armed.

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Early on Sunday morning in Sandy, a police officer fatally shot a man. The incident took place at 11640 South 1020 East around 1 a.m.

The Sandy Police Department issued a press release stating that the officer was in search of a man who was allegedly going through a mental health crisis and might have been contemplating suicide.

The officer located the individual walking, and at some point, the man posed a threat, resulting in the officer firing his weapon.

The man who died at the scene was identified by his family members as 33-year-old Dylan Murphy.

The police officer involved in the incident did not sustain any injuries.

The shooting is currently under investigation in accordance with the Salt Lake County officer-involved critical incident protocol, and the officer has been put on paid administrative leave.


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