Update: Relatives say man shot, killed by police was not armed

SOUTH SALT LAKE — A man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in South Salt Lake Monday night, according to Salt Lake City Police.

Relatives of 20-year-old Dillon Taylor, the man who was shot, said he wasn’t armed.

The shooting happened near a 7-Eleven gas station at 2102 S. State Street Monday night.

Salt Lake City Police confirmed it was a Salt Lake City police officer involved in the shooting.

However, since the shooting happened in South Salt Lake, the South Salt Lake City Police Department is conducting the investigation.

According to Sgt. Darin Sweeten, police were called to the scene just after 7 p.m. after receiving a 911 call of a man waving a gun in the air.

When police arrived they spotted the suspect leaving the gas station with two other individuals.

According to Sweeten, the officers demanded that the suspect and the two others surrender.

The suspect did not follow orders and was shot.

Police have not confirmed whether or not the suspect had a gun or why he was shot.

The two other individuals with the suspect did comply with police.

They were being questioned by police but have not been arrested.

The three Salt Lake City Police officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the investigation.

78 comments

  • David Wisner

    When people begin to REFUSE to OBEY the ‘LAW’, then situations like this one occur! People either think or believe that they’re INVINCIBLE or just plain DON’T CARE about their lives anymore and figure instead of committing SUICIDE, maybe “DEATH BY COP” would resolve their problems, then their families could file lawsuits against Law Enforcement agencies to compensate them for their loss(es)! WAKE-UP PEOPLE! This is NOT the way human beings are to behave! “GOD” created us and gave us an intellect, WITH, I might add, comes with ‘COMMON SENSE’ and thought processes! Putting other peoples lives at RISK with this kind or type of behavior is UNFORGIVABLE in my opinion, since I’m not the ONLY PERSON with an OPINION, I’m just exercising my CONSTITUTIONAL ‘1st AMENDMENT’ RIGHT to speak my piece! LAW ENFORCEMENT is getting the ‘RAW DEAL’ in these situations. “GOD” Bless America, Her people, Her Troops AND ‘OUR’ Law Enforcement Personnel!!

    • Eugene Thaden

      “Did you really think we want those laws observed?” said Dr. Ferris. “We want them to be broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against… We’re after power and we mean it… There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced or objectively interpreted — and you create a nation of law-breakers — and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Reardon, that’s the game, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”
      There’s also a book called three felonies a day. An average person in the US commits three felonies a day and any one of us can be detained for almost any reason a cop can make up.

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