WEST VALLEY CITY — Police have identified a man who was shot and killed by an officer following an “altercation” while the man, who was under investigation for driving under the influence, was being processed at the police station.
Chad Michael Breinholt, 31, was reportedly intoxicated and had been “causing problems” at a business near 2900 S. Redwood Road at about 7 p.m. Friday, West Valley City police spokeswoman Roxeanne Vainuku said Saturday. She said Breinholt had been dating one of the employees at the place of business.
When officers arrived, they determined Breinholt had been drinking and had been driving a vehicle while intoxicated, so, they arrested Breinholt and took him to the police station located in the basement of West Valley City Hall, 3600 Constitution Blvd.
Vainuku said that while Breinholt was being processed for his arrest, an officer fired his weapon, hitting Breinholt and killing him.
She said the officer was wearing a body camera and any and all pertinent information will be turned over to the Salt Lake City police, who are investigating the incident.