Monday, April 29, 2013
Authorities in a Salt Lake City suburb say a man shot after pulling a gun in a police lobby told officers months ago that he wanted to be shot by police.
West Valley City police Sgt. Jason Hauer says the man shot Monday morning was 39-year-old James Ramsey Kammeyer.
Hauer says Kammeyer entered the lobby around 8:30 a.m. Monday and asked an officer to come out from behind a partition. When several officers came to help, Kammeyer pulled out a gun and at least one of the officers shot him multiple times.
His wounds are not life-threatening.
Hauer says police interacted with Kammeyer in December when they responded to a suicide call from him. At the time, he told officers he wanted to die by being shot by police.
Authorities say one person has been shot after someone fired a gun Monday morning in the lobby of a police department in a Salt Lake City suburb.
West Valley City Police Sgt. Jason Hauer says the shooting happened a little before 8:30 a.m. Monday. He described the situation as stable but didn't have information on who was involved.
Dispatchers at Valley Emergency Communications Center say one person was shot but didn't have information on the person's condition.
The beleaguered police department has drawn attention after federal and local prosecutors dropped nearly 100 cases that came out of the department's drug unit. The now-disbanded narcotics unit is the subject of internal investigations and probes by the county attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI.
West Valley City's population is about 132,000.