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Second suspect released following critical incident in South Salt Lake which resulted in officer’s death

Second suspect released following critical incident in South Salt Lake which resulted in officer’s death
Posted at 5:54 PM, Nov 25, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-25 22:37:01-05

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — The second suspect in a critical incident that resulted in the death of a South Salt Lake police officer has been released, officials with the Unified Police Department said Sunday.

South Salt Lake Police identified 31-year old Officer David Romrell as the officer who was killed Saturday after being hit by a car by Felix Anthony Calata, 32, of West Valley City. Officer Romrell was a Marine Corps veteran, husband and had recently become a father.

Calata was shot dead by police during the incident, which was initially called in as a burglary.

Sgt. Melody Gray with UPD said that a second suspect was not arrested following the incident. She said no charges were pending against the person, whose name was not released.

When asked if the person was considered a person of interest, Gray stated that she did not know.

Initial reports stated that a second suspect was taken into custody by police K-9 units following the incident.