Police Officer and suspect killed in shooting in Utah

Jan 17, 2016 8:14 PM by News Staff

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A shooting has left a Utah police officer and suspect dead and another officer injured.

A man who was fatally shot by Utah police after he killed an officer had both federal and state warrants issued for his arrest.

The Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office said Sunday that 31-year-old Cory Lee Henderson had a prior criminal record but did not go into further details.

Sheriff Jim Winder says Henderson was being sought by a gang task force and had a "propensity" for possession of weapons.

Authorities say Henderson fled the scene of a traffic accident and then fatally shot Unified police Officer Douglas Barney.

Henderson then died in a shootout with police that left Officer Jon Richey with three gunshot wounds.

Police say Richey is hospitalized but his condition has improved.

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