PAROWAN – A man who was shot in an officer-involved shooting in Parowan late Thursday night has died.
Around 9 p.m., the Parowan Police Department responded to a domestic violence incident in the area of 800 West and 200 South. A witness had called police claiming a man had struck a minor in the face, according to a press release from the Cedar City Police Department.
A responding officer encountered the man involved in the incident in the driveway of the home. The man allegedly had a handgun on him at the time, according to police.
“The suspect pointed a handgun at the officer while approaching him in an aggressive manner. The officer fired two shots at the suspect striking him both times,” the press release states.
Despite receiving medical treatment, the man died.
The Iron County Critical Incident Task Force, which is composed of multiple agencies, is conducting an investigation into the incident.
The officer involved was not injured. The name of the deceased will not be released at this time.
This is a developing story.
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