1 Police Officer and Suspect Dead, Another Wounded After Utah Gunfight


A veteran Utah police officer is dead and so is the man suspected of shooting him after a car crash investigation turned deadly on Sunday morning, FOX13 reported.

Another officer, who was shot three times during the incident, was undergoing surgery Sunday evening, according to a reporter from KSL.com.

Unified Police Officer Doug Barney, an 18-year veteran and a father of three, was originally listed in critical condition but eventually died from a gunshot wound to the head. Salt Lake County Sheriff Jim Winder announced the news Sunday evening, ABC4 reported.

Police are searching for a woman who also was involved in the episode. It is unknown if she is armed.

“We do not know who she is as of yet,” Lt. Lex Bell said earlier on Sunday, according to KSL.com. “I understand she is a white female with blonde hair, and that’s about all that I have.”

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SOURCE: Fox News