DRAPER, Utah - Officials said a West Valley City officer shot and killed a suspect after a struggle in Draper Wednesday morning, and Wednesday night police identified the man who was killed as 34-year-old Jeffrey R. Nielson.
Authorities said West Valley City Officer Jason Vincent, who lives in Draper, was on his way to work when he saw a person slumped over in a car near 11400 S. and State St. and went to investigate.
Officer Vincent found evidence to arrest the suspect for a narcotics violation and called for back up at about 8:40 a.m.
During the arrest the suspect got free and ran back to his car where they got into a scuffle.
West Valley City Police said Officer Vincent is a 12-year veteran on the force.
Authorities said he was involved in a previous shooting in Dec. 2013 and was cleared.
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