1 dead after Clearfield officer-involved shooting

1 dead after Clearfield officer-involved shooting (Photo: Holly Menino/KUTV)

(KUTV) One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting in Clearfield Wednesday morning.

A Clearfield police officer shot a 31-year-old suspect after a SWAT standoff in the backyard of a home on Fern Drive, Clearfield police say.

Officials say an officer stopped a vehicle that had been reported stolen on July 31. The driver fled the scene, climbing onto the roof of a shed behind the Fern Drive home. The suspect fired several shots with a handgun from the shed roof, police say.

Authorities evacuated nearby homes and asked residents to lock doors and windows as police made contact with the suspect on his cell phone.

During the altercation, at least one officer shot and killed the suspect. Police have not identified the suspect or any officers involved.

2News will update this story as more information becomes available.

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