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Utah policeman shot to death, another hurt in chase

18 January 2016 10:25


A police officer has been killed and another injured in a shootout after a road accident in the US State of Utah.

Local police said this happened on Sunday when a suspect shot at the officers during a foot chase after a car crash outside of Salt Lake City.

Officer Doug Barney died after he was shot once and fellow officer Jon Richey was expected to survive after he was shot three times in Holladay, Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake Sheriff Jim Winder said at a news conference.

Barney and Richey were among the police officers who chased on foot a man and woman after they fled the scene of a car crash at about 10 a.m. local time in the southeast suburb of Salt Lake City, according to Reuters.

The suspect, identified as Corey Lee Henderson, shot Barney in the head, killing him, during the pursuit, Winder told reporters.

Henderson was shot and killed when he later exchanged gun fire with Richey who was shot three times. Richey was taken to the hospital where he was in stable condition, Winder added.

Henderson had a criminal record, according to Winder. The woman was taken into custody, he said.

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