A Salt Lake City-area policeman was shot and killed Sunday and two other people were critically wounded, police said, in an unexplained outbreak of violence that forced residents of a suburban neighborhood to stay in their homes.
Draper City Police Department Chief Bryan Roberts -- appearing with members of Draper's city council and other city officials at a televised news conference -- was visibly shaken as he announced that Sgt. Derrick Johnson had died after being taken to a hospital.
“This is a tragic day for the Draper City Police Department," Roberts said. "We want to reassure residents that we are doing everything we can to keep the residents of Draper safe. However, we do not believe we have any outstanding suspects at this time."
Johnson and the wounded man and woman were found by police officers who responded to a distress call reporting shots fired at 6 a.m. Sunday. It was not clear who had done the shooting or whether the wounded pair were suspects or victims.