Officer injured after suspect flees, resists arrest in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY — A police officer was taken to a hospital early Monday morning after a foot pursuit and altercation with a suspect.

Lt. Yvette Zayas with Salt Lake City Police said they were looking for a suspect in connection with domestic violence when an officer spotted a man who matched the description near 100 South and 500 West.

According to a police watch log, that man fled from police on foot, and police deployed a K9. The suspect fell to the ground but did not comply with commands to surrender and resisted arrest.

Police say the arresting officer suffered a forearm injury and was taken to a hospital to be evaluated.

Police say it turns out the suspect was not the person they were seeking in connection with domestic violence, but the man had fled from the officers because of existing warrants.

The suspect, 35-year-old Keith Fulcher, was taken to a hospital and was treated for a dog bite before being booked into jail for the existing warrants. He faces new charges of fleeing, assault on a police officer and possession of a controlled substance.

Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.