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Man Calls Suicide Hotline, SWAT Comes and Kills Him

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A 35-year-old man is dead following a standoff with police at his home.

At about 4 a.m. last week officers were dispatched to 3779 W. 5300 South to check on a man who had called a suicide hotline.

A negotiator from the SWAT team was then brought in, and a 6- to 6 ½-hour standoff ensued.

>“At some point those negotiations failed and unfortunately the SWAT team was involved in a shooting, and the subject is now deceased,” Gwynn said.

The police do not know if the man fired a shot, or even how many shots were fired.

>“I have no details regarding the time when shots were actually fired,” Gwynn said.

One of the officers involved in the shooting is a Roy police officer. The jurisdictions of the other officers involved is currently unknown.

>“It seem like there was one shot, and then a pause, and then four or five shots after that, that were very rapid,” Smith said. “The pause after the first shot was really brief. After that I went inside and shut the door.” Ron Smith

Smith says once the shooting started, he saw a police officer who had been standing at a distance quickly start to run toward the gunshots, then immediately stop.

>“I never saw him draw his gun,” Smith said. “You could tell whatever had happened was pretty much over at that time.”

The name of the man wo was shot has not been released because it hasn’t been determined whether his next-of-kin had been contacted.

>“It’s unfortunate the way this case ended,” Gwynn said. “We encourage those having suicidal thoughts or tendencies to contact a physician or expert that can talk them through it. In this particular case he attempted to do that — it’s unfortunate and sad that it failed.”

[CHECK VIDEO HERE](http://www.standard.net/Police/2014/10/21/Roy-man-dead-following-standoff-with-police.html?channelId&channelListId&mediaId=83d27700e1684b2f9327ab06af107b06)

[SOURCE](http://www.standard.net/Police/2014/10/21/Roy-man-dead-following-standoff-with-police.html)

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