SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) — Two Salt Lake County sheriff’s deputies were wounded — one shot in the eye and the other in the cheek — and the suspect was killed during a shootout Saturday morning outside the county jail.
Officials said both deputies were taken to a hospital and were expected to survive. Their identities were not immediately available.
Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera said in a press conference that the two injured officers were partners and worked as part of campus security.
The deputy shot in the eye is in critical but stable condition and undergoing surgery, officials said.