WEST VALLEY CITY — A man who was shot by a West Valley police officer was reported to be stable at a local hospital on Wednesday, according to police.

The man was identified as Ricardo Lopez, 26, of West Valley City.

About 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, West Valley officers were called to the area of 3300 West and 4000 South on a report of a man shooting a gun, according to police. It was not immediately clear what the man was allegedly shooting at. No injuries were reported.

Residents directed arriving officers to Lopez, who was outside holding a gun and standing between two houses. At some point during the confrontation, Lopez was shot once by a K-9 officer, according to West Valley police.

Lopez currently faces an assault charge, a class B misdemeanor, in Salt Lake City Justice Court for an incident in 2015, according to court records. He pleaded no contest to a similar charge in 2014. In 2008, Lopez was convicted of charges related to a stolen vehicle and a chase with police, and he was sentenced to up to five years at the Utah State Prison.

West Valley police say Lopez is a documented gang member.

— Pat Reavy